Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director and the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history. 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.” 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). In 2009, Todd co-authored with Sheldon Gawiser the definitive election result analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, How Barack Obama Won. His second book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, was published in November.