Why MSNBC's Chuck Todd is Raising His Children Jewish, Meet His Non-Jewish Wife, Family With Diverse Background

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Why MSNBC's Chuck Todd is Raising His Children Jewish, Meet His Non-Jewish Wife, Family With Diverse Background

Quick Fact Check

  • Date of Birth 1972-04-08
  • Age 47 Years 0 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Journalist
  • Birth Name Charles David Todd
  • Zodiac Sign Aries
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Father Stephen Randolph Todd
  • Mother Lois Cheri
  • Son/s Harrison Todd
  • Daughter/s Margaret Todd
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Kristian Denny Todd
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Wedding Date 25 May 2002
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Salary $750 Thousand Per Year (Approx.)
  • Net Worth $2 Million (Estimated)
  • Awards Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast (2010)
  • Nominees Outstanding Short Documentary (2018)
  • Career 1992-present
  • High School Miami Killian Senior High School
  • College George Washington University
  • Height/ How Tall? 5 Feet 10 Inches (178 cm)
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Eye Color Brownish black

Religion is an important part while growing up and when you have parents who follow a different religion, then things can be bit difficult. And it's parent's responsibility to guide through the religion and practice. And the most important aspect is to teach them religious tolerance.

Chuck Todd is a Jewish man while his wife is non-Jewish, but his children are raised fully as Jewish. Let's dig in to find out more about the family with the diverse family background.

His Married Life and Wife:

Chuk Todd exchanged wedding vows and got married to his wife, Kristian Todd. But he has not revealed the wedding dates and other detail regarding the marriage yet.

Along with being his wife, Kristian Todd is a communications professional and co-founder of Maverick Strategies. And also she has been the spokesperson for the successful US Senate campaign of Senator Jim Webb.

Caption: Chuck Todd and wife Kristian Todd posing for a picture together.

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And together they shared two beautiful children,  10 years old son Harrison Todd and 13 years old daughter Margaret Todd. And Chuck Todd leads a happy life with his family in their paradise.

Children and Religion:

Belief and faith in religion are important while growing up. And when you have a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother then things could be a bit confusing for the growing up children. 

Despite having religiously different parents, Chuck's children are raised with Judaism and Chuck's wife does not have any problem with it.

Moreover, Chuck stated that he wants to bring up his children in a Jewish culture rather than focusing on strict religious aspects, in a phone interview with Washington Jewish Week.

“My kids, as far as they’re concerned, are fully Jewish,” 

Todd’s mother is the only living grandparent for the kids who is also Jewish. Also, he is sending her children to Hebrew School twice a week, but his son is particularly not very happy about it.

Caption: Loving father Chuck Todd with his daughter Margaret and son Harrison

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For Chuck, the religious guidance has been a greater help for his moral support and personality building than just as an original background. As his religion has inspired him, he wants his kids to be guided by the religion too. 

The loving father Chuck Todd also mentioned that the most challenging thing is to maintain a balance between his personal and professional life.

MSNBC's "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd!

Chuck Todd is the face of ‘Meet the Press’ on MSNBC. And, he is the political director of NBC News since March 2007 and also is the editor of his show.

A gunman openly fired on a group of Republican lawmaker during the congressional baseball practice in Alexander, Virginal recently on June 14, 2017. In the incident injuring six people were injured. Also, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot in his hip and was in critical condition after the surgery. Following the incident, the police fired the gunman, and later he died of his injuries.

Caption: The open gun firing in Alexander, Virginal has raised the question of security. (video published on June 14, 2017)

The moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd called out political partisans who are eager to place their blame.

“Folks, some want to blame the left or the right or us in the media,” he said on “Meet the Press Daily. But here’s who it seems too many folks don’t want to blame: themselves.”

Moreover, he added,

“We are all to blame. This toxic stew that passes for political discourse seems beyond repair in the current moment. Just look at social media. For too long, our collective politics has demonized the other side for caustic behavior while rationalizing that same behavior when it comes from someone who shares their politics.

Maybe we ought to borrow another phrase that we’re all asked to do: ‘When you see something, say something.’ And for political leaders, when you see caustic behavior, no matter if that person agrees with you, why don’t you say something to them?”

Highlighting the role of media, Chuck Todd said,

“We need to be calling out caustic rhetoric when it’s there and not fighting back with caustic rhetoric, what-about-ism is among the worst instincts of partisans on both sides. When somebody says, ‘This,’ they say, ‘Well, what about that?’ That’s not the issue. Hopefully everybody is looking in the mirror tonight.”  

Besides being a journalist, Chuck Todd is a famous political writer. He has written many books including ‘The Stranger: Barrack Obama in the White House’ that received nice reviews from readers.

Caption: Book written by Chuck Todd.

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Views on Presidental Debate:

The presidential debate 2016, had set the political media on fire and everyone had a viewpoint on the presidential debate. Even the journalist have their views, but Chuck Todd had something different to say on the matter.

“There was a big loser tonight, and I think it was the American public.”

Moreover, Chuck added,

“They spent almost 75 minutes talking about themselves, I have a feeling there’s going to be this frustration from voters about the lack of substance.”

It appears that Chuck Todd has maintained a balance between professional and personal life, following which he has had an enviable professional life along with years of marital bliss.