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

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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DAMN. He reminds me of Britt Hume. Eventually he will end up at FOX. He always sticks up for the moron GWB no matter how stupid he acts!

This fellow, Gregory, in my humble opinion is a poor choice to moderate MTP.

He may have shown a bit of backbone when dealing with Bush press officials, but at that rare Bush press conference, he seemed content to ask mainly "softball" questions.

Not until Bush's popularity begin to wane did Mr. Gregory find the courage to ask anything the least bit penetrating.

To me at least, he always appeared tentative and inexperienced particularly during Bush's first term.

With his program on MSNBC, he is starting to exhibit more maturity and confidence, which is a good sign. However, he still needs a good deal of seasoning before given the reigns of one of the premier television news programs.

My choice for moderator is Keith Olberman, who I believe has the honesty and integrity to moderate Meet The Press, free of any political bias.

I hope it's Gregory! That is great news if it's true. He is the only one close enough to fill the late great Tim Russert.

Gosh, I hope it's Gregory. Watching Brokaw do MTP the past six months has been akin to taking valium at 8am on Sunday morning. Yawn.


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