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Natalie Cucchiara is the researcher for the NBC News Political Unit and Political Director Chuck Todd. Natalie began working with Chuck in July 2011, and since then has become known as Chuck's "chief of staff".
In addition to producing content for MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd", NBC's "TODAY" and "Nightly News with Brian Williams", Natalie is the interactive producer for Chuck across all platforms of NBC News. During the 2012 election cycle, Natalie produced primary and election night coverage for MSNBC and NBC News special reports. Natalie edits "First Read Minute" with Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro, a daily politics debrief published on NBCNews.com and is also a contributor to First Read.
Prior to working with Chuck, Natalie was a desk assistant in the NBC News Washington Bureau, and filled in as a weekend assignment editor. She is a graduate of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, where she majored in Political Communication, and is a proud native of Boston, Massachusetts.