Chuck Todd Biography
Chuck Todd is a Jewish-American Moderator/Host/Author working with NBC News where he serves the station as the 12th Moderator for NBC’s Meet the Press team. Asides from this, he also hosts Meet The Press Now, on its daily edition on NBC News Now.
Chuck Todd Education
Todd attended Miami Killian Senior High School in Kendall, which is an unincorporated suburban community in greater Miami. After this, he went on to join George Washington University where he studied between 1990 and 1994. There, he obtained a major in political science and a minor in music but unfortunately did not earn a degree.
Chuck Todd Career
Todd works with NBC News Now where he serves the station as a Moderator for NBC Meet the Press. He also serves the station as a Political Director for NBC News. Prior to taking the helm of Meet the Press, he was working as a Chief White House correspondent for NBC and as a host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC.
Prior to joining the world of political reporting and analysis, he earned practical political experience on initiative campaigns in Florida and various national campaigns based in Washington, D.C. When he was in college, he also worked for the 1992 presidential campaign of Senator Tom Harkin(D-Iowa). Later on, he began working part-time at National Journal’s The Hotline.
Asides from NBC News, Todd also works as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. Asides from that, he is also an author of The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House. This was book was published in the year 201. The Chicago Tribune described the book as “richly sourced and deeply informed.” On the other hand, Publishers Weekly called it “an even-handed, concise, and thorough account.
Asides from this, he is also a co-author with Sheldon Gawiser, of How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election, which was published in the year 2009. He also picks NFL football games for Tony Kornheiser on his podcast The Tony Kornheiser Show. Asides from this, every week he is pitted against Reginald, a monkey who also picks NFL games.
Chuck Todd The Hotline
Asides from this, he serves as an on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Today. Between the year 1992 and March 12th, 2007, he worked for National Journal’s The Hotline. There, he was working as editor-in-chief for about six years. There, he co-hosted the webcast series Hotline TV alongside John Mercurio. This consisted of a daily show lasting between three and seven minutes and a weekly show ranging between 20 to 30 minutes. Asides from this, he also became a frequent guest in political discussion shows. This includes Hardball with Chris Matthews and Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff.
He joined NBC News in the month of March 2007 from The Hotline where he was brought by Tim Russert. He joined the NBC News team working as a political director. During this role, he often provided on-air political analysis on political discussion shows. These include The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. Asides from this, he also blogged for MSNBC.com at “First Read.” Asides from this, he also did a weekly Question and Answer (“Q&A”) session with users at Newsvine.
Later on, after the death of Tim Russert in the month of June 2008, he was a candidate to replace him as the host of NBC’s Meet the Press. He states that David Gregory was ultimately selected for the job. On the 18th of December 2008, NBC announced that he would succeed Gregory as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent while partnering with Savannah Guthrie on the news beat.
He was privileged to retain his title as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and was named as a Contributing Editor to Meet the Press. He was made a focus of an August 2008 Los Angeles Times article paralleling Todd’s rise to the rise of cable news networks in coverage of U.S. politics. This article noted the emergence of Todd’s fans, deemed “Chuckolytes.”
On the 6th of July 2009, the former MSNBC television personality Dan Abrahams launched a website service, Mediaite, while reporting on media figures. This site ranks all TV-based journalists in America by influence. He also ranked as of October 2009 right before Mike Wallace as number five. Asides from this, he also rose to number two as of December 21, 2011. He later fell to 90 as of January 3rd, 2013. Later on, on the 11th of January 2010, he became a co-host with Savannah Guthrie, of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, airing weekdays from 9 to 10 ET.
The 14th of August year 2014 saw him announce that he would take over as the host of Meet the Press beginning September 7th, 2014. He states that while remaining as NBC News political director, he left as Chief White House correspondent as well as anchoring The Daily Rundown.
On July 23, 2015, MSNBC announced Todd would return to the network with a daily political show called MTP Daily, which was airing weekdays at 17:00 ET. The show was an extension of Meet the Press. Todd continued moderating Meet the Press on NBC.
July 23rd, 2015 saw MSNBC announce that Todd would return to the network with a daily political show known as MTP Daily which was airing weekdays at 17:00 ET. This show was an extension of Meet the Press. he states that he continued moderating Meet the Press on NBC.
On January 22nd, 2017 saw him interview Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press. This was a day after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer accused the media of deliberately under-reporting the crowd size at President Trump’s inaugural ceremony. He gave a response to Todd’s question about the claims saying that the Press Secretary, Sean Spicer gave alternative facts to Donald Trump’s inaugural crowd size but the point remains. However, Todd interrupted saying alternative facts are not facts rather they are falsehoods.
On the 26th and 27th of June 2019, he along with Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Rachel Maddow, and Lester Holt moderated the first pair of 2020 Democratic Party presidential debates. His performance as a moderator, in which he ended up speaking more than all but four of the presidential candidates on the first night of the debates, was widely panned. Asides from this, he was also criticized for asking candidates lengthy questions and ten requesting them to respond “in one or two words.”
During an interview with Rolling Stone in December 2019, he discussed his belief on how disinformation overtook the media during the Trump administration. He states that, however, Todd had addressed “alternative facts” being lies in January 2017. This is the PressThink- a project of the Arthur L. Cartel Journalism Institute at New York University which took him to task for failing to address the issues as they unfolded.
The 11th of February 2020 saw him come under fire after quoting a conservative columnist on air during his show about 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his supporters to Nazi Brownshirts. He explained that no other candidate has anything like this sort of digital brownshirt brigade except for Donald Trump. He further states that the question no one is asking is what if one cannot win the presidency without an online mob.
Todd states that the comments were met with instant backlash with #FireChuckTodd trending on Twitter. He states that Sanders, a Jewish, lost many family members during the Nazi Holocaust. He further explains that neither Sander’s campaign nor MSNBC commented on the incident.
Chuck Todd Age
Todd is 50 years old as of 2022. He was born on the 8th of April 1972 in Miami, Florida, United States. Todd celebrates his birthday on the 8th of April every year.
Chuck Todd Height
He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 3 inches.
Chuck Todd Family
Todd was born and raised in Miami, Florida to his loving and caring parents, Lois Cheri(née Bernstein) and Stephen Randolph Todd. He holds Jewish decency from his mother’s side and was raised in Jewish. Chuck manages to keep information regarding whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Chuck Todd Wife
Todd is happily married to his wife, Kristian. The duo tied knots on the 25th of May 2002. Kristian happens to be a communications professional and co-founder of Maverick Strategies and Mail. Asides from this, she was also the spokesperson for the successful senator James Henry Webb in the year 2006. The duo are proud parents to their children who together reside in Arlington, Virginia.
Chuck Todd Net Worth
Todd has an estimated net worth ranging between $10 Million – $30 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a Moderator/Host/Author.
Chuck Todd Salary
Todd earns an annual salary ranging between $100,000 – $ 1 Million.
Chuck Todd Political Party
Todd manages to keep information regarding which political he supports away from the limelight. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.