Meet the Press Man – Chuck Todd!

Chuck Todd is an American journalist and a moderator of Meet the Press. This is a weekly American TV news and interviews program that runs on NBC. It is considered the longest running program in history of television programs in U.S. It started in 1947. Chuck Todd is the 12th moderator of the program.

Todd also serves as NBC News’ political director. He was chief correspondent White House for the NBC channel and host of the program The Daily Rundown that aired on MSNBC. Todd became political director in 2007. Todd is also the on-air political analyst for NBC News in the shows; Today and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

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Early Life

Todd was born April 5 1972 in Miami, Florida and is the son of Lois Cheri and Stephen Randolph. He attended Killian Senior High School in Miami before he joined George Washington University where he studied from 1990 to 1994. At university, Todd played French horn. Todd majored in political science and his minor was music, however, he did not graduate.

Career rise

His career in political reporting and analysis started in Florida. Todd had his practical political experiences on campaigns in Florida and other campaigns held nationally in Washington, D.C. He had worked for the 1992 campaigns for president done by Senator Tom Harkin. These interactions with the politicians and involvements in the campaigns gave Todd and exposure in this field.

Todd joined The Hotline, which is part of the National Journal in 1992 until March 2007. When working for The Hotline, he took the role of editor in chief for a period of six years. On Hotline TV, a webcast series, Todd co-hosted with John Mercurio. Todd became a frequent guest and could appear in discussion shows like the Inside Politics. 

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Todd was brought to NBC News by Tim Russert from The Hotline in 2007. At that time, Todd was granted the role of being political director at NBC News. When Russert died, Todd was to take his position in hosting the program Meet the Press but it was taken by David Gregory. Todd provides various on-air political discussions and analysis in different shows including Meet the Press, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Morning Joe, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. 

Todd was Chief White House Correspondent for the NBC News channel from December 2008 after succeeding Gregory but retained the title of being the political director of NBC News. Todd took over the show Meet the Press on September 2014 and left the role of being correspondent at White House for NBC News. He hosts political shows in other different channels such as MSNBC.

Chuck Todd – Wife and Children

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Todd lives with his wife Kristian Denny Todd in Arlington, Virginia. They have a daughter Margaret and a son Harrison. Todd’s wife Kristian is a professional in communications and the co-founder of Maverick Strategies and Mail. In recognition for his journalism work, Todd has received Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from Marymount University.

Chuck Todd – Salary and Net Worth 

Todd is estimated to have a net worth of about $2 million and his annual salary is way over $750,000.

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