Chuck Todd

By: Joshua Hall | Jul 8 2015

Charles David "Chuck" Todd was born on 8th April, 1972. He has gradually become and American pundit becoming the twelfth moderator of Meet the Press. Todd also doubles up as NBC News’ Political Director. Todd worked for MSNBC as the host of The Daily Rundown as well as the network’s Chief White House correspondent before rising to the top at Meet the Press. Todd was appointed as NBC News’ political director in March 2007. His previous positions at NBC News include NBC Nightly News with William political analyst. His first edition of Meet the Press was aired on the Sunday of 7th September, 2014

Todd’s early life and education Todd was born to Stephen Randolph Todd and Lois Cheri (née Bernstein) in Miami, Florida. His mother is Jewish so she brought her up in a Jewish way of life. He attended the Miami Killian Senior High School, a school located in the greater Miami Kendall neighborhood. Thereafter, from 1990 to 1994, he proceeded to the famous George Washington University but never graduated. His major was political science while his minor was music. He enjoyed playing the French horn managing to earn a music scholarship.

Career Political campaigns While in college, Todd got a firsthand experience on Florida’s initiative campaigns as well as other Washington D’C-based national campaigns. This earned him practical political experience. He got a chance to serve on Senator Tom Harkin’s 1992 presidential campaign. Thereafter he began working part-time at The Hotline

While at The Hotline He remained at The Hotline since 1992 until 12th March, 2007. He had risen to the position of editor-in-chief, a position he held for 6 years. It is while here that he acquired his hosting skills as he co-hosted in the Hotline TV webcast series alongside John Mercurio. This daily show only lasted for 3 to 7 minutes. He however hosted a weekly show that ran for 20 to 30 minutes. He eventually frequently got invited for political discussion shows such as Inside Politics and Hardball with Chris Matthews.

NBC News In March 2007, Todd was brought from The Hotline to NBC by Tim Russert. He was handed the position of political director. Unfortunately Russert died thereafter. Although Todd was one of the candidates targeting to replace Russert, David Gregory was eventually selected for the position. Todd continued to provide on-air political analysis on a number of political shows such as Meet the Press, Morning Joe, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Rachel Maddow Show. He was also active on MSNBC.com blogs at "First Read.” Todd is also actively engaged with users in weekly Question and Answer sessions at Newsvine.

On 18th December, 2008, Todd was announced to succeed Gregory as the NBC News Chief White House Correspondent. This position would see him partner on the news beat with Savannah Guthrie. He however was to retain his title as the NBC News Political Director. On top of this, he was handed Meet the Press’ role as a Contributing Editor. Todd rose to cable news network’s that focused on U.S. politics coverage in August 2008 by being focused on in an article by Los Angeles Times. There seemed to be a rise in Todd’s fans referred to by the article as "Chuckolytes".

Other professional ventures Todd is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.[15] He is also co-author, with Sheldon Gawiser, of How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election, published in 2009.[16]

Personal life Todd lives in Arlington, Virgia. He is married to Kristian Denny Todd, a communications professional. The two are blessed with a son (Harrison) and a daughter (Margaret).

The Marymount University awarded Todd with a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree as a means of recognizing his journalism works. He has always supported Green Bay Packers. This can be seen on his official Twitter account.

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