NBC’s Chuck Todd to Skype with SPJ on Tuesday

Join the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) this Tuesday Feb. 21 at 5:00 p.m. in Scripps 114 for a discussion about political journalism with NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd. He is the NBC News political director, the host of “The Daily Rundown,” and a contributing editor of “Meet the Press.”

Todd will be ready to take your questions, so please be prepared to ask many!

BIOGRAPHY

Chuck Todd is the Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News, as well as the co-host of “The Daily Rundown” on msnbc. He became NBC News’ Political Director in March 2007. He also serves as NBC News’ on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press” and msnbc.

In addition to his on-air analysis, Todd has been responsible for all aspects of the network’s political coverage, serving as the point person for political news and information.  He is also the editor of “First Read,” NBC’s must-read guide to political news and trends in and around Washington, D.C. (www.firstread.msnbc.com)

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.

Before joining NBC News, Todd was the Editor-in-Chief of National Journal’s “The Hotline,” Washington’s premier daily briefing on American Politics.  In his 15 years working at “The Hotline” or one of its affiliates, Todd became one of Washington’s foremost experts on political campaigns of all levels.  He served as Editor-in-Chief for six years.  He also serves as a contributing editor to “The Atlantic Monthly” where he pens political essays.

Todd frequently contributes op-ed essays for various publications, including “The New York Times” and the “Washington Post.” During the 2004 elections, he moderated one of the few presidential candidate forums in Iowa. In addition to Todd’s extensive media presence, he’s served as an adjunct professor, teaching a graduate-level political communications course at the Johns Hopkins University.

In December 2005, Todd was featured as one of “Washingtonian’s ‘Best Of'” journalists. In March 2001, “George” magazine named him one of the 50 most influential people in politics.

Todd is a native of Miami and currently resides in Arlington, Va., with his wife, Kristian, and two children.

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