It’s been only one season, but daily co-host of ‘The View’ Nicole Wallace has already been shown the door. While neither Wallace nor the show were eager to speak about the reason for the axe, Variety reported that Wallace was asked to leave her position because she didn’t argue enough politics and didn’t know enough about celebrities. Variety says ABC has instead offered Wallace a contract to appear as a contributor on the show. The View focuses on a panel of four (previously five) female co-hosts, who discuss a variety of social and political issues.
Wallace is an American author and political commentator who served as communications chief during the presidency of George W. Bush and in his 2004 re-election campaign. In 2008, Wallace also served as a senior advisor for the McCain–Palin campaign. Briefly an on-air reporter in California, she started her political career working in California state politics.
In 1999, she moved to Florida to serve as Governor Jeb Bush's press secretary and then became the Communications Director for the Florida State Technology Office in 2000.She is the author of the 2010 book Eighteen Acres, a fictional narrative about three powerful women at the top of their career.
Eighteen Acres received praise from several sources and across the political spectrum. Patrick Anderson of The Washington Post wrote, "To say that Nicolle Wallace's 'Eighteen Acres' is one of the best novels I've read about life in the White House may be faint praise—there haven't been many good ones—but her book is both an enjoyable read and a serious look at what high-level political pressures do to people. In September 2011, Wallace published the sequel to Eighteen Acres, It's Classified.
Wallace, who has now reached the age of 42, was born in Orange County and grew up in Orinda. Her mother was a third-grade teacher assistant in the public schools and her father was an antiques dealer. She competed her education from Miramonte High School in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley and master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1996.
She lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband Mark Wallace. His husband was a Bush-appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and was CEO of both the Tigris Financial Group and the nonpartisan United Against Nuclear Iran. They have a son named Liam who was born in 2012.
Clearly a better writer than host, her TV appearances may be limited now that she has left the show. However, she has reached great heights in the field of politics and writing.
“Nicolle brings wit and intelligence to the table, she works hard, and she’s a terrific political analyst,” a person close to the show had told The Wrap at the start of her tenure in the show. She seems saddened by the exit nonetheless, as she did not appear in the latest episode of the show. Official comments by the shows people and Wallace remain unavailable.