26 Facts About Chuck Todd


Charles David Todd was born on April 8,1972 and is an American television journalist who is the 12th and current moderator of NBC's Meet the Press.


Chuck Todd hosts Meet the Press Now, its daily edition on NBC News Now and is the Political Director for NBC News.


Chuck Todd serves as NBC News' on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Today.


Chuck Todd was born on April 8,1972, in Miami, Florida, the son of Lois Cheri and Stephen Randolph Chuck Todd.


Chuck Todd is Jewish on his mother's side, and was raised Jewish.


Chuck Todd graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School in Kendall, an unincorporated suburban community in greater Miami.


Chuck Todd declared a major in political science and a minor in music, but did not earn a degree.


From 1992 until March 12,2007, Chuck Todd worked for National Journal's The Hotline, where he was editor-in-chief for six years.


Chuck Todd became a frequent guest on political discussion shows, such as Hardball with Chris Matthews and Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff.


Chuck Todd became the NBC News political director at that time.


Chuck Todd did a weekly Question and Answer session with users at Newsvine.


On December 18,2008, NBC announced that Chuck Todd would succeed Gregory as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, partnering with Savannah Guthrie on the news beat.


Chuck Todd retained his title as NBC News Political Director and was named Contributing Editor to Meet the Press.


Chuck Todd was a focus of an August 2008 Los Angeles Times article paralleling Chuck Todd's rise to the rise of cable news networks in coverage of US politics.


Chuck Todd ranked, as of October 2009, right before Mike Wallace as number five.


Chuck Todd rose to number two as of December 21,2011, but fell to 90 as of January 9,2013.


On January 11,2010, Chuck Todd became co-host, with Savannah Guthrie, of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, airing weekday mornings from 09:00 to 10:00 ET.


On January 22,2017, Chuck Todd interviewed Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press, the day after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer accused the media of deliberately under-reporting the crowd size at President Trump's inaugural ceremony.


Chuck Todd was criticized for asking candidates lengthy questions and then requesting them to respond "in one or two words".


On February 11,2020, Chuck Todd came under fire after quoting a conservative columnist on air during his show about 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders that compared Sanders and his supporters to Nazi Brownshirts:.


Chuck Todd is the author of The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.


Each week, Chuck Todd is pitted against Reginald, a monkey, who picks NFL games.


Chuck Todd is a communications professional and co-founder of Maverick Strategies and Mail, which provides direct mail and consulting services for Democratic candidates and progressive causes.


Chuck Todd was the spokesperson for the successful US Senate campaign of Senator Jim Webb in 2006.


Chuck Todd received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Marymount University in recognition of his work in journalism.


Chuck Todd is a congregant in the Reform congregation of Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia.