Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of “Meet the Press,” spearheads the network’s premier political coverage, offering his sharp analysis and translation of Beltway politics across all platforms – zeroing in on what really matters in Washington and why.
Todd is known for holding politicians and newsmakers accountable: from pressing Rep. John Lewis on why he doesn’t view Trump’s presidency as legitimate to asking Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief about characterizing President Trump’s untrue statements as “lies,” his interviews and deep-sourced reporting consistently drive headlines.
In his first year as “Meet the Press” moderator, Todd led the network broadcast’s climb to #1 from #3 in the demo most coveted by news advertisers. The success of his reign on Sundays inspired his 5 p.m. weekday show on MSNBC, “MTP Daily”. Both his cable show and his podcast (“1947: The Meet the Press Podcast”) showcase Todd’s provocative interviewing style, extending the popular “Meet the Press” brand into a more accessible 24/7 brand.
Prior to taking the helm of “Meet the Press” in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News chief White House correspondent (2008-14), traveling around the world with President Obama and reporting on the main pillars of his presidency, including the passage of the Affordable Care Act. From 2010 to 2014, Chuck also hosted MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” featuring daily interviews with top congressional members. He was named "The Most Powerful Journalist in Washington” in January 2012 by GQ, part of the magazine's "50 Most Powerful People in Washington" list.
In 2009, Todd co-authored with Sheldon Gawiser the definitive election result analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, titled “How Barack Obama Won,” published by Vintage. His second book, “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House” was released in November 2014 by Little, Brown and Company.