Chuck Todd Recounts the Time He Got a Cold Call From Tim Russert

"I took the risk."

Toward the end of Chuck Todd‘s list of mentors in the Observer’s Mentors Issue is a story about how the Meet the Press host first arrived at NBC. It was, as Todd describes it, the result of a cold call from one of his MTP predecessors, the legendary and departed Tim Russert. He was offering Todd a spot at NBC.