According to Variety, after just one season at the Hot Topics table, Nicolle Wallace will not be returning to “The View” next season as a daily co-host, Variety has learned. The network has, however, offered the conservative personality a contract to appear as a contributor on the show from time to time. According to a source, Wallace has yet to decide if she’ll continue in that capacity or leave “The View” entirely.
An ABC News spokesperson declined to comment on staffing changes, and a rep for Wallace didn’t respond to an email and phone call. The former communications chief for George W. Bush was selected as the resident Republican on the show in September, but underwhelmed ABC bosses by not offering enough dissent about political issues and continually voicing her lack of knowledge about celebrities. Wallace didn’t appear on Wednesday’s episode of “The View.” A source says that she’s hurt by ABC not asking her to return to the show full time next year. Wallace’s hire last season was championed by new executiveproducer Bill Wolff, who met her while he worked on “The Rachel Maddow Show.” In addition to “The View,” Wallace still appears on MSNBC as a contributor for “Morning Joe.” The next season of “The View” premieres in mid-September.