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Chuck Todd to Give Commencement Address

Friday, February 22, 2013
Arlington, VA – Chuck Todd, political director and chief White House correspondent for NBC News and the host of The Daily Rundown on msnbc, will give Marymount University’s 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Address at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington DC on Sunday, May 19.
On that day, the university will award Todd the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his distinguished career in journalism. Marymount President Dr. Matthew D. Shank notes, “We are proud to have the opportunity to honor Chuck Todd, a journalist well known for his accomplishments and his integrity. We look forward to having him share some thoughts with Marymount’s Class of 2013 as they begin the next phase of their lives.”

Todd’s work with NBC News includes serving as the on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, Meet the Press, and msnbc. He is also responsible for all aspects of the network’s political coverage and serves as editor of First Read, NBC’s must-read guide to political news and trends in and around the nation’s capital.

In addition, Chuck Todd is a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly and frequently contributes op-ed essays to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other national publications.

Before joining NBC News, Todd was editor-in-chief of National Journal’s Hotline. He became NBC News' political director in March 2007. And in 2009, he co-authored the definitive election-results analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, titled How Barack Obama Won.

In January 2012, GQ named Todd "the most powerful journalist in Washington," as part of the magazine's "50 Most Powerful People in Washington" list. In May 2012, Todd won the Jeopardy! Power Players match.

A comprehensive Catholic university serving approximately 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students, Marymount is a student-centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on education of the whole person. Marymount is known for a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective.