NBC News Names Chuck Todd as Chief White House Correspondent

Today NBC News named Chuck Todd as the network’s chief White House correspondent–a position previously occupied by the new moderator of Meet the Press David Gregory. Mr. Todd will be joined on the beat by Savannah Guthrie. He will retain the title of political director of NBC News and has picked up a third title to boot: contributing editor to Meet the Press.

From the release:

“Chuck truly made his mark in the 2008 Presidential election season where he offered unmatched political analysis. His objective, smart, real reporting has been honed through the years in Washington and makes him uniquely qualified to lead our White House coverage team,” said [NBC News President Steve] Capus. “Savannah also emerged in 2008 as one of our primary go-to reporters. Hard-charging, dedicated and resourceful, she has earned a great reputation and the respect of her peers.”