Is Nicolle Wallace Related to Chris Wallace? The Truth Behind the Wallace Family Tree

If you are a fan of political news and commentary, you might have wondered if Nicolle Wallace and Chris Wallace are related. After all, they share a common last name and they both work in the media industry. But are they really part of the same family or just two Wallaces on TV?

According to Distractify, there is no connection between Nicolle and Chris Wallace other than the fact that they both work in news media. They are not distant cousins or siblings or anything like that.

Nicolle’s maiden name is Devenish, and she took the name Wallace when she married Mark Wallace, who is also not related to Chris Wallace. Chris is the son of legendary media personality Mike Wallace, and he started his own career in 1975.

They have different backgrounds and political views

Nicolle and Chris Wallace have different backgrounds and political views as well. Nicolle started her career in the late ’90s in California state politics. She then joined the White House staff during George W. Bush’s first term, working as the Special Assistant to the President and the Director of Media Affairs. She later became the White House Communications Director in 2005.

She also worked as the senior advisor for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, but she reportedly was not happy with his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. She later said that she abstained from voting in 2008 because of Palin.

Nicolle then became a co-host on one season of ABC’s The View, but she was soon let go from the show for reportedly not being combative enough with the other hosts. Since 2017, she has been the anchor of MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, which recently was expanded to a two-hour time slot.

Although Nicolle came up in her career as a Republican, she has become more critical of the GOP since the 2016 election, and now identifies as a “non-practicing Republican”.

Chris, on the other hand, has been a journalist for most of his career. He started working for NBC News in 1975, then moved to ABC News in 1989. He joined Fox News in 2003, where he has been hosting Fox News Sunday since then.

He has also moderated several presidential debates, including the first one between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in 2020. He is known for being tough and fair with his questions, regardless of the political affiliation of his guests.

Chris has said that he is a registered Democrat, but he does not vote in elections because he wants to maintain his objectivity as a journalist.

They have clashed on air before

Nicolle and Chris Wallace have clashed on air before over their different perspectives on politics and media. For example, in November 2021, Nicolle interviewed Chris about his new book, Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden.

She asked him why he did not take on Fox News in his book, especially since some of its hosts have promoted conspiracy theories and lies about the 2020 election and the January 6 Capitol riot. She said that it was not an “intellectually honest case” to make about conspiracy theories without taking on Fox News.

Chris defended his book by saying that he did not attack Fox News as conspiracy theorists, but rather as biased media outlets. He also said that he was not aware of what Tucker Carlson does from night to night, and that he does not pay attention to him.

Nicolle challenged him by saying that he should be aware of what one of the most popular and most incendiary hosts on cable news does, and that he should write that in his own book. She also pointed out that he was not trying to rescue the Republican Party like he claimed.

The interview ended with some awkwardness and tension between the two Wallaces.


Nicolle Wallace and Chris Wallace are not related by blood or marriage. They are two different people with different backgrounds and political views. They both work in news media, but they have different roles and platforms. They have also had some disagreements on air over their opinions on politics and media.

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