Postcard From The Republican National Convention

September 06, 2012

Filed Under: Business, Florida
Photography by Getty Images
Tampa, Florida

Chuck Todd is the Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director for NBC News, as well as the host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. He also serves as NBC News' on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, Meet the Press and MSNBC. In addition to his on-air analysis, Todd has been responsible for all aspects of the network’s political coverage, serving as the point person for political news and information. He is also the editor of First Read, NBC’s must-read guide to political news and trends in and around Washington, D.C.

I got into journalism because: I sort of fell into it. I am one of those people who is never satisfied knowing enough.

I went to Tampa for: Work. I was covering the Republican National Convention for NBC News and MSNBC.

The best way to travel here is: By car. If you come from the south you get to go over one of the coolest bridges in America, the Sunshine Skyway.

I stayed at: The Floridan hotel. A hotel that was not quite ready for the busy business travelers that descended upon the city.

When it comes to packing I always bring:
Chargers for all my electronics. Lots and lots of chargers.

I wish I hadn’t: Stayed at a hotel that didn’t have 24-hour room service.

Next time I will definitely: Catch a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game.

Don’t miss: Ybor City. As a Miami native, I have always had a lot of respect for Tampa. It is a city with a soul, something most cities in Florida do not have.

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