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New Meet the Press Host: David Gregory December 9, 2008 2:26 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Meet the Press, NBC, NBC News, Television.
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davidgregory-120208It’s now confirmed.  NBC has announced that David Gregory will take over hosting duties on Meet the Press, effective immediately. Gregory’s debut will take place this Sunday.

In Sunday’s edition, temp. host Tom Brokow passed the baton to Gregory, who will become the 10th permanent host of the show:

“This is an honor,” said Mr. Gregory. “You nurtured me in this business. Tim did. And I was in a unique place where I got to see two of the very best in journalism up close. I tried to learn a lot. I’ve thought a lot abut what it means to succeed somebody like Tim Russert. I’m not Tim, but along with this great team, I can just work real hard to make him proud.”

“Well, part of the deal is that you no longer can break up Washington parties by doing your drop-dead imitation of me,” Mr. Brokaw said.

Source: TV Week

Tom Brokow to temp host Meet the Press through November June 23, 2008 3:41 am

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Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw will temporarily take over moderating duties on the Sunday morning news program Meet the Press.  Taking over the spot after the tragic early loss of the show’s host Tim Russert, who passed away at the age of 58 after suffering a massive heart attack.

“To have someone of Tom’s stature step up and dedicate himself to ensuring its ongoing success is not only a testament to his loyalty to Tim, but his enduring commitment to NBC News and our viewers,” said NBC News president Steve Capus in a statement.

Brokaw will host the show through the 2008 elections.

Source: NBC