Which White House Correspondents Would Chuck Todd Poach?

By Alex Weprin 

NBC News chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd is interviewed by The Hill. Among the questions: which of his fellow WH reporters would he love to hire?

Q: What’s been your worst on-air blooper?

I guess the most memorable, because it got way too much attention, was sneezing the incorrect way in front of [Health and Human Services] Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius — it made it on every broadcast.

Q: If you had to pick a reporter from another network to hire, who would it be?

In the White House press room, we became very friendly. I’ve known [ABC’s] Jake [Tapper] for 15 years already. I feel like we’ve really become friends.

I really enjoyed competing with [the National Journal’s] Major Garrett, and I’m really glad to see him in print and not in the White House press room. Major Garrett is someone I think is an outstanding reporter. He’d definitely be a first-round draft pack.