Yale School of Management

Meet the Press Host Chuck Todd on the Tasks Facing the Next President

Poynter Fellowship in Journalism Lecture

The next president of the United States will need to address a number of major issues facing the country, said NBC News Political Director and Meet the Press host Chuck Todd during a Poynter Fellowship in Journalism lecture at the Yale School of Management on April 28. These include assuaging Americans’ “economic anxiety,” figuring out how the U.S. can and should use its superpowers globally, and fixing a “broken political marketplace.”

Todd called the last issue “the single most important issue facing the president.”

“The rules of politicking are broken—campaign finance, the ways we draw our districts, the way we vote; this is what we have to fix,” said Todd. “We have to reorient the relationship between government and the American worker, we have to rewrite our workers’ comp laws, we’ve got to rework retirement laws… We’ve got to restructure a lot of things, [and] you can’t do that when you have a broken political system.”

Todd also shared insights into the Republican and Democratic primaries, and discussed the challenges that journalists face in covering politics.

The conversation, which was streamed live, was moderated by Yale SOM Dean Edward A. Snyder. Questions came from members of the audience as well as students elsewhere in the Global Network for Advanced Management.

About the Event

Please join us on Thursday, April 28 for a Poynter Fellowship in Journalism lecture featuring Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and Moderator of "Meet the Press," the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history. Chuck will engage in a conversation with the audience moderated by Edward A. Snyder, Indra K. Nooyi Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management.

The talk will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and advance registration is required.

Chuck Todd is NBC News political director and the moderator of "Meet the Press," the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history.

He also hosts “MTP Daily,” MSNBC’s 5 p.m. weekday show designed to offer insight into the 2016 election cycle.

Prior to taking the helm of "Meet the Press” in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News chief White House correspondent (2008-14) as well as host of MSNBC's “The Daily Rundown” (2010-14).  Todd has held the role of NBC News Political Director since March 2007, leading all aspects of the news division's political coverage and analysis across every platform.  He is also the editor of "First Read," NBC’s must-read guide to political news and trends.

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