Who is Nick Schmit?

Nick Schmit is a former assistant chief of protocol at the US State Department for which he worked during the tenure of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and later John Kerry. Apart from being known for currently being employed as the Global Public Affairs Strategist, he is also widely recognized for being the spouse of popular American media personality and journalist, Jonathan Capehart.

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Posted by Nick Schmit on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Early Life and Education

Nick Schmit was born on the 30th December 1980 in the USA and is of American nationality and white ethnicity. There aren’t any relevant details regarding his parents, siblings as well as his family’s background that have been publicly disclosed to the present day.

Upon completing his primary and secondary education, Nick enrolled at the University of North Dakota.

Career

Upon completing his studies in 2002, Schmit began his professional career as the Clinton Foundation’s Director of Finance, where he honed his skills during the course of the next two years. His next stop was the state of New York, where he began serving as the supervisor of its annual budget. In 2006, he joined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, called “Hillary for America”, for which he was appointed as the compliance director. In 2007 he returned to the Clinton Foundation, while in 2009 he ‘suffered’ a real career breakthrough – Nick Schmit was appointed as the US Department of State’s assistant chief of protocol. Between 2009 and 2013 he served under the tenure of Hillary Clinton, while from 2013 to 2017, Nick served as the US State Department Official during the term of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Marriage to Jonathan Capehart

The couple first met in 2011, when they were introduced by the husband of Human Right Campaign’s president Jed Hastings. As at that point Capehart was already in a relationship, their next meeting occurred half a year later, when their love story began. After a couple of years of steadily building their relationship, the couple decided to bring it to the next level, and in May 2016 Jonathan proposed to Nick during their vacation on the Amalfi Coast in Positano, Italy. Their wedding ceremony was held on the 7th January 2017, in the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Jonathan T. Capehart was born on the 2nd July 1967, in Newark, New Jersey, USA, and is of American nationality and African-American ethnicity. Upon matriculating from Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School, he received his post-secondary education at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He began his professional career at the NBC as a researcher for its television broadcast “The Today Show”. Between 1993 and 2000, Capehart served as an editorial board member of the New York Daily News, while from 2001 to 2002 he worked for the Bloomberg News. Between 2002 and 2004, Jonathan was a deputy editor for the New York Daily News, while from 2004 he served as the Senior Vice President as well as the senior counselor of Public Affairs for the international public relations firm Hill & Knowlton. Since 2007, Capehart has served as an editorial board member and journalist for The Washington Post as well as a contributor of the MSNBC.

Nick Schmit and Jonathan Capehart

Some of his most recent engagements include guest hosting the WNYC’s radio show program “Midday on WNYC”. For his professional skills and endeavors, Jonathan was honored with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Best Editorial Writing in 1999, while in 2011 he earned the Esteem Honoree for providing support for LGBT and African-American communities within the field of civil rights, business, entertainment, media and art.

Despite the 13-year-age gap, the couple is apparently going strong and running smooth, so it can be concluded that they are happily married.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 38-year-old Public Affair Strategist has accumulated so far? How rich Nick Schmit is? Well the amount of his net worth, speaking as of mid-2018, has been estimated that it’s close to $2 million, and his current salary is reputed to be around the sum of over  $65,000. Taking into consideration that his husband’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, it is certain that Nick and Jonathan live pretty lavishly.

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