Todd Tucker attended the University of Notre Dame on a full scholarship, graduating with a degree in history in 1990. He then volunteered for the United States Navy's demanding nuclear power program, eventually making six patrols onboard a Trident submarine. In 1995 Tucker left the navy to return with his family to Indiana to pursue a career in writing. In addition to extensive magazine writing for such publications as TWA Ambassador, The Rotarian, Inside Sports, and Historic Traveler, he has also published three books: Notre Dame Game Day, Notre Dame vs. The Klan, and The Great Starvation Experiment.
Historian Todd Tucker spoke about the only fatal nuclear reactor incident in American history, which occurred at a remote military testing facility in Idaho and claimed the lives of three people on the night of January 3, 1961.