Chuck Todd, the current host, and moderator of NBC News’ “Meet the Press” will be leaving the show after nine years and NBC News’ co-chief White House correspondent, will succeed him.
He announced the news on Sunday. His exit will be in September of this year. “It’s been an amazing nearly decadelong run. I am really proud of what this team and I have built over the last decade,” Todd said during the broadcast Sunday. “I’ve loved so much of this job, helping to explain America to Washington and explain Washington to America.”
“When I took over ‘Meet the Press,’ it was a Sunday show that had a lot of people questioning whether it still could have a place in the modern media space,” Todd added. “Well, I think we’ve answered that question and then some.”
He will remain with the network in the capacity of a chief political analyst. He will serve as a key voice both in the field and during coverage of major events. He will be focusing on long-form journalism.
Although NBC News’ president of editorial, Rebecca Blumenstein, and NBC News senior vice president of politics, Carrie Budoff Brown, hailed “Chuck’s thoughtful and passionate leadership,” they did not provide a reason for his leaving the show.
Here are some details to know about Chuck Todd:
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Todd’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million.
His wife is Kristian Todd, a communications strategist from Florida. She co-founded Maverick Strategies and Mai, a messaging and voter contract firm. She also serves as a Professor Adjunct in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
She has been married to Chuck since 2001.
For his work on Meet The Press and other NBC gigs, Todd earned an annual salary of $4 million.
He was born on April 8, 1972, and he is 51 years old.
Back in August 2022, Meet The Press was going through a period of low ratings.
David Gelles, an ex-CNN staffer who took over as the new executive producer at the show said that she was considering whether to retain Todd as his ‘first order of business.’
Despite recently signing a two-year contract extension at NBC, it was reported that Todd could be axed from the show. However, that did not happen.