MSNBC's Chuck Todd & Wife Controversy! Something To Rift Them Apart?
- Date of Birth Apr 08, 1972
- Age 50 Years, 4 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Miami, Florida
- Birth Name Charles David Todd
- Profession Journalist
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Kristian Denny
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Wedding Date 25 May 2002
- Gay No
- Net Worth N/A
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father Stephen Randolph Todd
- Mother Lois Cheri
- High School Miami Killian Senior High School
- College George Washington University
- Height/ How Tall? 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Weight N/A
- Hair Color Brown
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Son/s Harrison Todd
- Daughter/s Margaret Todd
American journalist Chuck Todd never stopped making headlines after a controversial instance associating his wife to the Democratic Party was revealed.
The 46-year-old Miami native is best known for being the host of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown. At MSNBC, he was the Chief White House correspondent before moving to NBC’s Meet the Press.
Chuck hosts MTP Daily on MSNBC and is the 12th 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 (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.
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 privilege of becoming 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 January 11, 2010, he began hosting The Daily Rundown on MSNBC alongside Savannah Guthrie. After staying at the helm of The Rundown as the host for a year and a half, NBC declared that he would be the new host of Meet the Press.
However, he would return to MSNBC on July 23, 2015, with MTP Daily, an extension of Meet The Press.
What Is NBC's Chuck Todd's Net Worth & Salary?
For all his effort, the political reporter is paid $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.
Chuck Todd 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, Todd revealed that he was exercising daily, which fueled his 25lb weight loss.
Standing at a height of 5 feet 10 inches, Chuck weighed 200 pounds in the summer of 2013. He would later tell Runnersworld that it was the most unhealthy he’d ever felt.
Chuck Todd's Bio: Raised In Jewish Family, Gay Rights Activist
Chuck was born on April 8, 1972, in Miami, Florida, and was raised in a Jewish household. 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 outspoken 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.
Chuck Todd's wife, Kristin, is a co-founder of Maverick Strategies and Mall -- a company that provides direct mail and consulting services for progressive causes and liberal candidates. In 2006, working as the spokesperson, she helped Jim Webb win the U.S. Senate campaign.
Wife Kristian Denny Todd's Political Beliefs May Cause Rift
Every now and then, Chuck comes under a lot of fire for his wife’s allegiance to the Democratic Party. In addition, 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 the 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 at 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 2018, he was put on a hot seat yet again. Still, defending his position and his wife, 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 crossroads, he finds himself having to choose between either his wife or the career.