Weeks ago, President Barack Obama played a game of basketball against Clark Kellogg, an analyst for CBS Sports and a former NBA player. The contest, a variation on the shoot-around game H-O-R-S-E, aired during the network’s coverage of the NCAA tournament. It started badly for Mr. Obama, who quickly fell to within one missed shot Read More
While George Stephanopolous was somewhat awkwardly settling into his ringmaster role on “Good Morning America,” NBC announced that White House correspondents Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd would be getting their own political morning show on MSNBC.
Mr. Todd—he of the improper sneeze and $2,000-dollar goatee—has long been Read More
The ranks of political reporters working on books about the Obama administration has a new distinguished member.
The Observer has learned that Chuck Todd—the defiantly goateed newsman who serves as the chief White House correspondent and political director for NBC News—has sold a book proposal to editor Geoff Shandler of Little, Brown about the first Read More
On Sunday evening, staffers at NBC’s Washington, D.C., headquarters on Nebraska Avenue received an ominous warning from management about the work under way on the building—namely, that workers had recently discovered asbestos contamination on the first floor of the facilities.
Last week, The Observer first reported that NBC executives were considering the possibility Read More
Get ready for more of the “Goateed Guru.”
According to multiple network sources, MSNBC is in the process of developing a weekend political show to be moderated by Chuck Todd, the network’s political director and chief White House correspondent.
Last year, in the wake of Tim Russert’s death, network executives seriously Read More
On the evening of Monday, January 19th, the publisher David Bradley, stood in the opulent living room of his Georgian mansion off of Embassy Row in Washington D.C., across the road from the Naval Observatory, and spoke of existential angst.
"All of us have those middle of the night sentiments of, ‘Does any of Read More
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 Read More
NBC Political Director and on-air analyst Chuck Todd and his colleague, the polling expert Sheldon Gawiser, are rushing to put together How Obama Won, a state-by-state guide to President-elect Barack Obama’s victory that will be published as a paperback original through Knopf’s Vintage imprint sometime before the inauguration in January.
According to editor Read More
TV Guide‘s Stephen Battaglio has posted a funny Q&A with NBC News’ political director, Chuck Todd.
Sample question: "Do you think you’ll soon reach a point where you’ll be contractually obligated to keep the facial hair?"
At one point, Mr. Todd admits to Mr. Battaglio that there is one job in television Read More