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MSNBC's Chuck Todd & Wife Controversy! Something To Rift Them Apart?

Date: 05 May, 2019

MSNBC's Chuck Todd & Wife Controversy! Something To Rift Them Apart?

Quick Summary

Date of BirthApril 08 ,1972
Age47 Years 2 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceMiami, Florida
Birth NameCharles David Todd
ProfessionJournalist
Relationship StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseKristian Denny
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
Wedding Date25 May 2002
GayNo
Net WorthN/A
Ethnicity/RaceWhite
FatherStephen Randolph Todd
MotherLois Cheri
High SchoolMiami Killian Senior High School
CollegeGeorge Washington University
Height/ How Tall?5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight N/A
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Son/sHarrison Todd
Daughter/sMargaret Todd

American journalist Chuck Todd never stopped making headlines after confidential pieces of information relating his wife to the Democratic Party was revealed.

The 46-year-old Miami native is best known for being the host of MSNBC The Daily Rundown. At MSNBC, he was Chief White House correspondent before moving to NBC’s Meet the Press.

Chuck hosts MTP Daily on MSNBC and is the 12th current moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press. Besides Meet the Press, he’s also an on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Today.

Chuck exposes the 45th President Of The United States, Donald Trump on an episode of MSNBC show, Meet the Press which was aired on June 17, 2018.

Before he rose to prominence as a liberal political analyst, the Meet the Press host gained political experience on initiative campaigns and campaigned for Senator Harkin in the 1992 presidential election.

After college, he joined National Journal’s The Hotline in 1992. While at The Hotline, he worked his way up the network’s hierarchy and served as its editor-in-chief for more than half a decade.

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Chuck Todd's Career At NBC And MSNBC

Tim Russert, then NBC vice president brought The Hotline along with Chuck to NBC in March 2007 and immediately handed him the Network’s political director. As a part of his new role, he became a recurring on-air political analyst, appearing on Morning Joe, The Rachel Maddow Show and also blogged for MSNBC.com at First Read.

Following Tim’s footsteps, in December 2008, he succeeded David Gregory as the host of NBC’s Meet the Press while still retaining his title as Political Director.

A year later, on 11 January 2010, he began hosting The Daily Rundown on MSNBC alongside Savannah Guthrie. After staying at the helm of The Rundown as he hosts for a year and a half, NBC declared that he would be the new host of Meet the Press.

However, he would make a return to MSNBC on 23 July 2015 with MTP Daily -- an extension of Meet The Press.

What Is NBC's Chuck Todd's Net Worth & Salary In 2018?

For all his effort, the political reporter is paid in $750 thousand in salary by NBC and its sister network, MSNBC. His salary as a political analyst has helped him amass a huge net worth.

He has a reported net worth of 2 million dollars as of 2018.

Calls Himself Unhealthy Before Undergoing Weight Loss

As the Miami native began churning one memorable episode after another, the fans of Meet the Press began to notice his weight loss.

In a twitter exchange with media personality, Ronald Martin in September 2014, he revealed exercising daily behind his 25lb weight loss.

Standing at 5 feet 10 inches height, Chuck had weighed 200 pounds in the summer of 2013. He would later tell Runnersworld called it the most unhealthy he’d ever felt.

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Chuck Todd's Bio: Raised In Jewish Family, Gay Supporter 

Chuck was born on April 8, 1972, in Miami and Florida and was raised a Jewish. After graduating from Miami Killian Senior High School, he enrolled in George Washington University but never graduated. However, he was granted an honorary degree from Marymount University for his contributions.

Because he's been an outright supporter of gay rights, he has been accused of being a closeted gay.

The MSNBC political analyst, along with his wife, Kristian Denny Todd parent two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia.

His wife, Kristin is a co-founder of Maverick Strategies and Mall -- a company which provides direct mail and consulting services for progressive causes and liberal candidates. In 2006, working as the spokesperson, she helped Jim Webb win U.S. Senate campaign.

Wife Kristian Denny Todd's Political Beliefs May Cause Rift

Every now and again, Chuck comes under a lot of fire for his wife’s allegiance to the Democratic Party. Critics have often cited the conflict of interest accusing him of being incompetent as an impartial political analyst.

In 2012, his wife, Kristian had donated $2,500 to Tim Kaine campaign. However, Chuck didn’t divulge the information while interviewing Tim for NBC. Similarly, he was accused of hiding Kristian’s professional relationship with Bernie Sanders when he interviewed the latter in 2015.

Chuckling For Snap: Chuck and his wife, Kristian make an appearance on a family function in October 2016. (Photo: newsbusters.com)

The Miami native has never shied away from defending himself against the allegations. Appearing on WABC’s Bernie & Sid radio show in April this year, he was again put on a hot seat by the hosts. Defending his position, he said:

What my wife does with her money is her business. Judge me on my work.

All these allegations must’ve put a lot of strain on his relationship with his wife. As someone who’s placed at a crossroad; he finds himself having to choose between either his wife or the career.

How long before Chuck no longer desires to defend his honor because of her wife’s association?