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Huff Post reports David Gregory is the next 'Meet the Press' moderator

December 1, 2008 |  4:29 pm

Davidgregory Speculation about who will be the next moderator of “Meet the Press” ratcheted up another level today as the Huffington Post reported that the job was going to NBC chief White House correspondent David Gregory, while the network maintained no announcement was imminent.

We have nothing to announce,” said NBC News spokeswoman Allison Gollust.

The website, which did not cite the sources for its report, said that interim moderator Tom Brokaw will end his run on the program Sunday, when he interviews President-elect Barack Obama.

The Times reported last week that Brokaw’s last show would likely be Sunday because NBC executives were close to naming a permanent successor to longtime moderator Tim Russert, who died in June. 

Gregory has long been considered a front-runner for the post. A longtime political reporter, he became known for his dogged questioning of press officials while covering the Bush White House. The 38-year-old has a high profile at the network, serving as substitute for Matt Lauer on “Today” and guest moderating “Meet the Press.” Since March, he has had his own daily show on MSNBC, now called “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

-- Matea Gold

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