Chuck Todd is NBC News’ political director and the moderator of the longest-running show on television, the network’s flagship Sunday public affairs program Meet the Press. Todd is a primary anchor for the network’s primetime political and election programming and spearheads NBC News’ political coverage across all the network’s platforms and news programs.
Todd, a three-time Emmy® Award-winner for his contributions to NBC News’ election night and breaking news coverage, was named moderator of Meet the Press in 2014. The program has since become the #1 rated Sunday public affairs show for six straight years, finishing 2021 as the most-watched Sunday show in the all-important age 25-54 demographic most valued by advertisers. Under Todd’s leadership, the show has been #1 in total viewers in the nation’s capital every single week for seven years straight.
Building on the success of MTP Daily, which Todd anchored for eight seasons on MSNBC, Todd launched Meet the Press NOW in June 2022 — a daily show on NBC News’ streaming platform, NBC News NOW, that brings the insight and analysis made famous by the Sunday show to a wider audience than ever before. In addition to the seasonal deep-dive show Meet the Press Reports and the weekly “Chuck ToddCast,” the daily show furthers the expansion of the iconic Sunday show brand into the digital and streaming arena.
In Nov. 2022, Meet the Press will commemorate its 75th anniversary and produce the sixth annual Meet the Press Film Festival, the preeminent showcase for issue-based short documentary films. Over the last five years, the annual Meet the Press Film Festival has showcased nearly 100 issue-based short documentary films from more than six countries, including over a dozen Oscar® and Emmy® nominees and the 2020 Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short Subject, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl).
During the 2020 presidential election, Todd co-moderated two of the network’s presidential primary debates. The first, in June 2019, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, set records as the most-watched Democratic presidential debate in history, with 18.1 million viewers and nine million live stream viewers. Then, in February 2020, the network broke records once again with the most-watched Democratic debate ever, averaging nearly 20 million total viewers and 13.5 million live stream viewers.
Prior to taking the helm of Meet the Press, Todd served as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, traveling the world covering President Obama. From 2010 to 2014, Todd also hosted MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, featuring daily interviews with members of Congress and other newsmakers.
In 2009, Todd co-authored with Sheldon Gawiser the definitive election result analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, titled How Barack Obama Won. His second book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, was released in November 2014.
In 2007, Tim Russert, then-Washington bureau chief and Meet the Press moderator, recruited Todd to join NBC News as the network’s political director. Prior to joining NBC News, Todd worked at the National Journal’s “The Hotline” for 15 years, serving for six of those years as the editor-in-chief.
Todd is the winner of two Emmy awards for his reporting. He has been named "The Most Powerful Journalist in Washington” by GQ as part of the magazine's "50 Most Powerful People in Washington" list. He has received honorary doctorates from The George Washington University, Marymount University, and Marist College.
Todd is a native of Miami and currently resides in Arlington, Va. with his wife, Kristian, and two children.