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Chuck Todd Wanted to be an NBA Point Guard

chuck todd white houseHere’s something you may not know about Chuck Todd: in sixth grade, he had aspirations to be a point guard in the NBA. In a Q+A with The Hill, Todd — “a point guard for NBC News” — looks back at the greatest opportunity in his career and shares another little-known fact about himself:

A turning point in your career: The decision to leave The Hotline for NBC.  I actually hesitated to make the jump and even passed up an interview the first time. But a lesson in life is don’t be too comfortable, and I was simply passing up the NBC opportunity because I was comfortable. So I rolled the dice.

Something that few know about you: I love musicals and show tunes. As a high school and college French horn player, my favorite gigs were playing in pit orchestras for musicals and learning the words to every song in the show. To this day, I think, with just a rehearsal, I could sing the lead (probably not well) to “Brigadoon.”

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