Chuck Todd is a multi-talented individual who has been associated with the field of journalism. His is the moderator of NBC’s program, ‘Meet the Press’ and has been serving the network as its Political Director and he works with Ann Curry for the same broadcaster. Todd is also an author who served as an adjunct professor at the University of Johns Hopkins.
Chuck became one of the major experts on Washington’s political affairs and campaigns having worked as a journalist for over 15 years now at ‘The Hotline’; he has won and been nominated for several Emmy Awards for his reporting for the broadcasters. Let us now get to know more about this amazing TV personality.
Chuck Todd: Early Life and Education
Charles David Chuck Todd was born on 8th of April, 1972, in Miami, Florida. He was born to the parents Lois Cheri and Stephen Randolph. Todd is an American national and is ethnically white. However, he is Jewish from his mother’s side.
Caption: Chuck Todd shares his freshman year experience on NBC News.
For his education, Todd went to the Miami Killian Senior High School. Later, in 1990, he joined the George Washington University in 1990. He majored in Political Science and minored in music where he played the French Horn. Todd studied at the University until 1994 but did not graduate.
Chuck Todd: Career
Todd started his career as a reporter and analyst only after he gained practical political experience. For that, he participated in several initiative campaigns in Florida and Washington D.C. In 1992, he joined the National Journal’s ‘The Hotline’ and worked for them till March 12, 2007; for them, he was the chief editor. Having worked for 6 consecutive years for ‘The Hotline’, Todd changed direction towards NBC News and then became their political director.
Caption: Todd says the challenge for ‘Meet the Press’ will be channeling the public’s frustration with Washington.
As a political director for the news channel, he presented a political analysis on discussion shows like ‘Meet the Press’, ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Hardball with Chris Mathews’. Later in 2008, he became the NBC News Chief White House Correspondent alongside Savannah Gythrie and co-hosted THe Daily Rundown on MSNBC.
Chuck Todd: Personal Life
Currently, Chuck is married to Kristian Denny Todd and the two of them have a daughter named Margaret and a son named Harrison. Kristian works as a communications professional and is the co-founder of ‘Maverick Strategies and Mail’. They provide direct mail and consulting services to candidates from the Democratic Party. She also works for progressive causes and is the official spokesperson for the senator Jim Webb.
The 45-year-old is leading a very happy life with his wife and children. And as of today, there have been no any rumors or controversies on his relationship. Todd supports the football team ‘Miami Hurricanes’ and he is a congregant in the Reform congregation of Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia.
Chuck Todd: Net Worth
As of 2018, Chuck’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. He has made most of his money from his career in journalism and annually this journalist makes about $750,000. He also owns a beautiful house in Arlington, Virginia that worth in millions. According to some reliable sources, he purchased the property in 2007 that was in the worth of $1.74 million.
Caption: If we wait until cooler heads prevail, we never talk about it,”- Chuck Todd on Las Vegas shootings.
For his contributory work in journalism, he has achieved an honorary degree ‘Doctor of Humane Letters’ from Marymount University. In 2009, he was ranked in number 5 on Mediaite’s most influential TV- based journalists in America, and number 2 in 2011.
Todd is pretty active on social media platforms; it is where he shares his political views and at times, personal life too. He has a massive following on Twitter of over 2 million followers and he has almost 17,000 followers on Instagram.