Who is Chuck Todd?
Chuck Todd is an American journalist, reporter as well as a television host, who is probably currently best known for serving as the moderator of NBC’s program “Meet the Press”. He is also widely recognized for hosting MSNBC TV programs “MTP Daily” and “The Daily Rundown”, as well as for occasionally appearing on the “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”.
Chuck Todd’s Early Life, Education and Early Career
Charles David ‘Chuck’ Todd was born on the 8th April 1972, in Miami, Florida USA, to Stephen Randolph Todd and Lois Cheri. He is of Jewish ancestry from his mother’s side, and was raised in the Jewish manner. Todd is of white ethnicity, while his zodiac sign appears to be Aries. After matriculating from Miami Killian Senior High School, Todd continued his education and in 1990 enrolled at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Although in 1994 he majored in political science simultaneously with a minor in music, he never graduated.
Todd began his career in 1992, when as a student, he dived into the world of politics by working for the Senator Tom Harkin’s presidential campaign, followed by a part-time job on the “The Hotline”, a daily political briefing aired by the National Journal. In the course of the next 15 years, Chuck managed to hone his skills, climb the professional ladder and eventually begin serving as the editor-in-chief of the “The Hotline”. During his six-years-long tenure, Todd also featured as the co-host of National Journal’s webcast show called “Hotline TV”. All these engagements were followed by his occasional guest appearances in political discussion shows and broadcasts, including CNN’s “Inside Politics” and MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”.
Chuck Todd on NBC News
In March 2007 Todd left the “The Hotline” and joined the NBC. Serving as the political director of the “NBC News”, he also occasionally featured on several other discussion shows, such as “The Rachel Maddow Show”, “Morning Joe” and “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” to name a few, and also provided some political analysis for the MSNBC.com.
In December 2008, he was named as NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent, and was subsequently appointed as the Contributing Editor of the “Meet the Press” broadcast. In early 2010, Todd also began co-hosting the MSNBC’s political news talk show – “The Daily Rundown”.
“Meet the Press”
In September 2014 Chuck Todd became the host of NBC’s news and interview program, the longest-running TV show in the history of television, currently spanning over seven decades – “Meet the Press“. Since 2015, he is also hosting its extension show, entitled “MTP Daily”.
Other Professional Accolades
In addition to all those already mentioned above and aside from being a successful TV anchor and journalist, Chuck Todd is also a Johns Hopkins University’s adjunct professor as well as an author. So far, he has released several publications, including numerous essays, contributing to The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as writing a novel entitled “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House”. Also, alongside Sheldon Gawiser, Chuck co-authored the book entitled “How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election” which hit the shelves in 2009.
For his perennial efforts and reporting skills, Todd was decorated with prestigious Emmy Awards two years in a row, in 2009 and 2010, as well as with four nominations. He was also rewarded with Marymount University’s Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 5, 2017
Chuck Todd’s Salary and Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 46-year-old journalist has accumulated so far? How rich Chuck Todd is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the total of Chuck Todd’s net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $2 million while his current annual salary is estimated at the impressive sum of around $750,000, acquired through his professional on-camera reporting career that has been active since the early 1990s.
Chuck Todd’s Personal Appearance & Social Media
Wondering about how tall Chuck Todd is? Well, apparently, Todd is not a tall guy at all – he sports an averagely built body figure of 5ft 2ins (1.57m) and a weight of roughly 154lbs (70kg). Besides appearing on-cameras on a daily basis, Chuck is also regularly active on several social media networks such as Twitter – his posts followed by almost 2 million people – as well as Instagram on which he has amassed a total of more than 16,500 followers.
Is Chuck Todd Married? More about his private life
Yes! Chuck Todd is a married man! He is married to Kristina Denny Todd, who is a co-founder of Maverick Strategies firm and is also expert in communications. With his wife, Todd welcomed two children so far, a daughter named Margaret and a son whose name is Harrison. With his family, Chuck resides in Washington, D.C.