Steve Schmidt Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, MSNBC, Net Worth, Salary

Steve Schmidt Biography

Steve Schmidt is an American communication and public affairs strategist working for MSNBC and NBC News. He serves as a political analyst for MSNBC/NBC News.

Steve Schmidt Age

Schmidt is 51 years old as of 2021. He was born on September 28, 1970, in North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 28th of September every year.

Steve Schmidt Height

Schmidt stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches tall.

Steve Schmidt Family

He is a North Plainfield, New Jersey native. Schmidt is the son of a telecommunications executive and a school teacher. However, he has neither revealed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private.

Steve Schmidt Wife

Schmidt is a married Angela Schmidt. Together the couple has been blessed with three children. However, he has not revealed the names of his children as he likes to keep his personal life private.

Steve Schmidt Net Worth

Schmidt has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a political analyst.

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Steve Schmidt Salary

Schmidt earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Steve Schmidt Education

He attended  North Plainfield High School. While in school he became an Eagle Scout, senior class vice president, a tight end on the high school football team, and a two-year member of the National Honor Society. Later on, he attended the University of Delaware where he majored in political science from 1988 through the spring of 1993. He did not pass the maths course hence he left three credits short of graduating. He stated that higher maths is hard for him because he had been diagnosed with learning disabilities.

Furthermore, was a member of the campus Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and did fieldwork for Republican candidates in Delaware. Finally, he graduated in 2013, after he was able to finish his final maths course.

Steve Schmidt MSNBC / Career

Schmidt serves at MSNBC and NBC News as a political analyst. While at MSNBC, he founded a podcast, Words Matter, along with fellow MSNBC contributor Elise Jordan, but he later left a protest of an on-air interview about Schultz. As a political strategist, he served in political campaigns such as those of; California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arizona Senator John McCain, and President George W. Bush.

In the year 2018, he was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to McCain’s presidential campaign. He did convince McCain to select Sarah Palin as his running mate, and this was a decision that both of them came to regret. In addition, he served as the Vice-chair at the public relations firm Edelman and later on in July 2018, he stepped down. He had extremely criticized former President Trump and the GOP for supporting him. His disagreement with former President Donald Trump and his followers led him to establish The Lincoln Project. He disclosed on December 14, 2020, that he is registering as a member of the Democratic Party in a podcast.

He managed a campaign for Kentucky Attorney General Will T. Scott, a former Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court which was unsuccessful. The campaign was featured in the second edition of George Magazine. In addition, he was in charge of California State Senator Tim Leslie’s race for Lt. Governor of California in 1998, which was unsuccessful. Prior to being the Communications Director for California State Treasurer Matt Fong’s unsuccessful campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

He served as a communications director of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by late 2000. In addition, served as the National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman, and later on, in 2002, he became the Communications Director. He joined the Bush administration as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Additionally, he was the White House strategist responsible for the U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts in 2005 and 2006.

He’s the founding member of  The Lincoln Project, a Super PAC  organized by former Republican operatives opposed to the re-election of Donald Trump. In addition, it supported the Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden. In 2020, Schmidt and members of The Lincoln Project guest-starred on Showtime’s The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth which gave viewers an insight into their strategies.

Schmidt is working at MSNBC where he works alongside other famous MSNBC anchors and reporters including;

  1. Lawrence O’Donnell
  2. Kelly O’Donnell
  3. Kristen Welker
  4. Peter Alexander
  5. Kasie Hunt
  6. Monica Alba
  7. Carol Lee
  8. Garret Haake
  9. Savannah Guthrie
  10. Marrianna Sotomayor
  11. Mike Memoli
  12. Steve Patterson
  13. Morgan Radford
  14. Lester Holt
  15. Geoff Bennett
  16. Richard Lui
  17. Cynthia McFadden
  18. Ali Velshi
  19. Kate Snow
  20. Jacob Soboroff
  21. Heldi Przybyla
  22. Josh Lederman
  23. Leigh Ann Caldwell
  24. Tamron Hall
  25. Jason Johnson
  26. Eugene Robinson
  27. Nicolle Wallace
  28. Chuck Todd
  29. Steve Kornack
  30. Rachel Maddow
  31. Yasmin Vossoughian
  32. Joshua Johnson
  33. Lindsey Reiser
  34. Alicia Menendez
  35. Chris Jansing
  36. Savannah Sellers
  37. Brian Williams
  38. Alex Witt
  39. Cori Coffin
  40. Kendis Gibson
  41. Ayman Mohyeldin
  42. Katy Tur
  43. Andrea Mitchell
  44. Craig Melvin
  45. Hallie Jackson
  46. Stephanie Ruhle

Steve Schmidt Social Media Platforms

Schmidt is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Twitter. He has over 1.4M followers on Twitter.

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