Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press,” NBC’s flagship public affairs program and the longest-running broadcast in television history, will speak as part of the Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Field House. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required at: www.cola.unh.edu/chuck-todd.
Prior to taking the helm of “Meet the Press” in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News chief White House correspondent (2008-2014) as well as host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” (2010-2014). He has held the role of political director at NBC News since March 2007, leading all aspects of the news division’s political coverage and analysis across every platform. He now also hosts MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” a weekday show designed to offer insight into the 2016 election cycle.
A self-described political junkie, Todd has earned a reputation as one of the most passionate journalists and sharpest analysts in American media. Upon his appointment to “Meet the Press,” influencers and competitors praised him as “a tireless reporter” with “an encyclopedic knowledge of politics” and the ability to “break down barriers and get people off of their talking points.”
Todd co-authored 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 published last November.
The Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency is generously supported by J. Morgan ’84 and Tara Rutman. The series focuses on American political history with an emphasis on the modern and historical context of the American presidency.