Chuck Todd Takes Over as Host of Meet the Press
After almost six years, David Gregory is leaving his role as host of Meet the Press and will be replaced by Chuck Todd, effective in September. Gregory was named host of the program in December 2008 after hosting Race for the White House with David Gregory. Before that, he served as chief White House correspondent and covered the Bush campaign for NBC. He had been a correspondent with NBC News since 1995, reporting for all the news division’s broadcasts. Prior to joining NBC, he worked as a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Sacramento, California, KCRA-TV and for KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gregory began his broadcast career on KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona.
Todd joins the program from The Daily Rundown, where he has served as host since December 2009. He currently also serves as editor for First Read, a contributing editor for the Atlantic, and a political analyst for several NBC programs. He was named chief White House correspondent for NBC in 2008 and joined NBC in 2007 as a political director. Before that, he was the editor in chief of The Hotline. In addition, he wrote a weekly column for NationalJournal.com and MSNBC.com and made frequent appearances MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and weekly appearances on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. During the 2004 elections, he moderated one of the few presidential candidate forums in Iowa. Follow the Meet the Press headline-making interviews with world-leaders on YouTube.
I leave NBC as I came – humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is . (1 of 2)
— David Gregory (@davidgregory) August 14, 2014
Honored and humbled to be in the company of great MTP moderators, including David, Tom and of course Tim. All three taught me so much.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) August 15, 2014
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