Having a diplomat wife, have its own set of problems; if you don't believe this statement, look at the recent controversy of Chuck Todd. The reporter is criticized for not notifying his guests about the democratic views of his significant other.
American reporter Chuck Todd is acknowledged as the moderator of NBC’s weekly show, Meet the Press. He was appointed as the Political Director back in 2007 and is also associated with NBC daily program, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Today.
Diplomat Wife; Conflict Of Interest
Chuck Todd is married to Democratic campaign communications strategist, Kristian Denny Todd. The lovebirds reside in Arlington, Virginia with their two children, Margaret and Harrison.
Chuck Todd with his daughter Margaret and son Harrison on the set of Meet the Press back in 2015 (Photo: Community.com)
His wife is the communications professional and co-founder of Maverick Strategies and Mail, which enables direct mail and consulting services for Democratic candidates. She previously served as the senior communications strategist for former US Senator, Jim Webb for his campaign back in 2006. Kristian has also worked for some national clients including Washington, D.C., mayoral campaign of Muriel Bowser.
Chuck was criticized for his three interviews on Meet the Press with Jim Webb, Tim Kaine, and Bernie Sanders for not informing he had a conflict due to his wife's democratic views in February 2017. However, he appeared in "Bernie & Sid” radio show in April 2018 and defended himself and said,
“Just in the same way that any time that I’ve interviewed somebody that my wife has professionally worked for, I let people know,”
His conflicts of interest issue escalated when recently Fox’s Sean Hannity proximity to Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen came to limelight.
Back in 2015, he was part of an unwanted controversy when he asked Rick Perry about his statement on his book (2008) on gay scouts. Rick Perry then blatantly replied that scouting would be better without openly gay scoutmasters.
What Is Chuck Todd’s Net Worth?
The 46-year-old news anchor summoned the net worth of $2 million form his professional Journalism career since early 90’s. He receives his paycheck as a moderator of the NBC Broadcast show, Meet the Press and also hosts MSNBC’s another TV program, MTP Daily. Another American reporter, Kelly O'Donnell also appears in the longest running tv show, Meet the Press.
According to Payscale, MSNBC employee receives an average salary of is $64000 a year and Chuck’s over a decade of working tenure with the network even makes him earn more.
To the 2017 reports of Travelfuntu, Chuck reported salary working with the NBC Network was $750000. He joined the news broadcasting back in 2007, and its more than ten years, Chuck is still serving the media house.
Weight Loss Through Running!
Chuck has drastically changed his appetite and workout regimes to control his body weight. The Journalist on his NBC program, I’m a Runner in 2017 revealed he was the most unhealthy person back in the summer of 2013. The reporter's body weight was close to 200 pounds, which according to his 5 feet 10 inches height is an overweight issue.
With months of rigorous running, his weight dropped a few pounds. He admitted that he had shredded 30 pounds of body weight from 2013 to 2017.
When his fellow news colleague, Roland Martin on his Twitter post on 11 September 2014 asked about his weight drop, Chuck replied that he had lost 25 lbs a year from intense daily exercises.
The American journalist was born on 8 April 1972 in Miami, Florida as per wiki. Chuck stands at the height of 1.77 m (5’ 10”) and belongs to Jewish ethnicity. Talking about his family, he was born to parents Stephen Randolph and Lois Cheri. He was raised from the Jewish ancestry of his mother, Lois. His father, Stephen died when he was 16 years of age.
Chuck went to Miami Killian Senior High School in Kendall and then attended George Washington University between the year 1990 to 1994. He got a major certificate in political science and a minor in music but failed to obtain his graduation diploma.
The reporter’s hair had always been a matter of interest for some of his followers. A person named HazyDavy909 on his social media post back in 2012 questioned about his hair was either painted or glued to which Chuck replied, Actually, the shorter the cut the less thin it looks. He also tweeted another post on 1 June 2016 about his hair and revealed that he had some funeral work back in 2012.