Chuck Todd Part of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 (All day)

Event:               Chuck Todd

Part of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series

When:               Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Where:              The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College

                        2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Tickets:             Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or



Note: Media outlets wishing to cover this event are asked to contact Laura Kraklau by March 19 to be added to the list for Grand Upton Hall speaker-only seating.



Meet the Press host and NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd to speak at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series on Mar. 26



The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan, welcomes Chuck Todd on Tuesday, March 26.


Chuck Todd is one of the most recognizable faces in political reporting today. He helms the venerable Meet the Press, where he has solidified his reputation as a tireless political reporter who moves past talking points and gets to the heart of the matter. The success of his reign on Sundays inspired his 5 p.m. weekday show on MSNBC, MTP Daily. Both his cable show and his podcast 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast showcase Todd’s provocative interviewing style, expanding Meet the Press, the longest-running show in television history, into the modern age.


As NBC News political director, Todd spearheads the network’s political coverage, offering his sharp analysis and translation of Beltway politics across all platforms. Todd is known for holding politicians and newsmakers accountable. From pressing White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on “alternative facts” to asking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi if accused Congressman John Conyers should be “in or out,” his interviews and deep-sourced reporting consistently drive headlines. 


Prior to taking the helm of “Meet the Press” in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News chief White House correspondent (2008 – 2014), traveling around the world with President Obama and reporting on the main pillars of his presidency. From 2010 to 2014, Todd also hosted MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, featuring daily interviews with top congressional members. He was named "The Most Powerful Journalist in Washington” in 2012 by GQ. Prior to joining NBC News, Todd worked at the National Journal’s “The Hotline” for 15 years, serving for six of those years as the editor-in-chief.


In 2009, Todd co-authored, with Sheldon Gawiser, the definitive election result analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, titled How Barack Obama Won. His second book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, was released in November 2014. 


During An Evening with Chuck Todd, the audience will appreciate his sharp analysis of American public affairs, his encyclopedic knowledge of politics, and his even-handed assessment of the day’s most important topics.


The presentation is open to the public with advance ticket purchase. Grand Upton Hall doors open at 5:30 pm, Mainstage doors open at 6 pm, and the presentation begins at 7 pm. Details about each ticket option are available at Tickets pricing and ordering information can be found at, by calling 269-927-8700, option 1, or by visiting The Mendel Center Box Office in person. The box office, located in the Grand Upton Hall Lobby, is open weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm.


About The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series

Established in 1943, the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan has brought more than 430 world leaders, policy makers, experts, and other newsmakers to the region. Its goal is to provide unique opportunities for personal and community growth. By presenting national and international speakers from a wide range of fields and expertise, this non-partisan series is dedicated to the discussion of social, economic, and public policy questions important in today’s complex society.


About The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.


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