NBC News analyst Todd to speak April 16 on American politics and upcoming election

Chuck Todd, chief White House correspondent for NBC News, will present “American Politics and the 2012 Elections” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Graham Chapel at Washington University in St. Louis.


Todd’s talk is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by WUSTL’s Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.

Todd became political director at NBC News in 2007. He also co-hosts The Daily Rundown on MSNBC and serves as on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, Meet the Press and MSNBC.

In addition to his on-air analysis, Todd has been responsible for all aspects of the network’s political coverage, serving as the point person for political news and information.

He also is the editor of First Read, NBC’s guide to political news and trends in and around Washington, D.C.

In 2009, Todd co-authored with Sheldon Gawiser the definitive election result analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, How Barack Obama Won.

Before joining NBC News, Todd was the editor-in-chief of National Journal’s The Hotline, Washington’s premier daily briefing on American politics.

In his 15 years working at The Hotline or one of its affiliates, Todd became one of Washington’s foremost experts on political campaigns of all levels. He served as editor-in-chief for six years. He also serves as a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly, where he pens political essays.

Todd frequently contributes op-ed essays for various publications, including The New York Times and the Washington Post.

During the 2004 elections, he moderated one of the few presidential candidate forums in Iowa.

In addition to Todd’s extensive media presence, he has served as an adjunct professor, teaching a graduate-level political communications course at Johns Hopkins University.