Author Topic: Chuck Todd to host 'Meet the Press,' replacing moderator David Gregory, who will exit NBC  (Read 132 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 244,771
http://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2014/08/14/gregory-im-leaving-meet-the-press-and-nbc?src=usn_fb

Aug. 14, 2014 | 5:32 p.m. EDT

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory is leaving NBC News and Chuck Todd will replace him on the venerable Sunday morning public affairs program.

Todd begins his new role on Sept. 7. He will remain as NBC News' political director, but will relinquish his duties as chief White House correspondent and anchor of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," NBC announced Thursday.

Gregory, who has hosted the Sunday morning public-affairs program since 2008, had been with NBC News since 1995.

The announcement by NBC News president Deborah Turness confirmed months of speculation that Gregory's time was running out on the program, which during his tenure dropped from first place to third in the ratings.

In April, Turness was moved to defend Gregory in a statement of support "for the show and for David, now and into the future...."

The official word followed by a couple of hours a Twitter post by Gregory himself that he is departing: "I leave NBC as I came — humbled and grateful," he said.

NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell will serve as moderator this weekend.

"Meet the Press," which premiered in 1947, is the longest-running network show on TV.

__

Support the USO


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf