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Chucky T. Preps for Conventions

todd_8-18.JPGThe Los Angeles Times’ Matea Gold profiles MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, as he and others gear up for the 2008 presidential conventions.

He is readying to, “deliver analysis on MSNBC from dawn until late at night, squeezing in appearances on the broadcast network.”

Todd, who has a growing fan base, also gets some Meet the Press buzz courtesy of NBC News president Steve Capus. “Chuck may very well fit into our future plans for ‘Meet the Press,’” he says.

Also from Capus: “Others who are in the space tend to draw more attention to themselves than Chuck does. He’s not out there showboating.”

As for the spectrum of cable news convention coverage, Gold sums it up: “Fox News with its political eminence grise, Brit Hume, helming its prime-time programming; CNN with its pundit-packed ‘Election Center’ set; and MSNBC with its colorful anchor team of Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, who unapologetically slide between news and opinion.”

(image courtesy of Chuckolyte.com)

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