Chuck Todd To Be Named New Host Of ‘Meet The Press’ Today

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NBC’s Chuck Todd will be named the new host of “Meet The Press” as early as Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Brian Stelter reported.

Citing people with direct knowledge of NBC’s plans who were not authorized to comment on the record, Stelter reported that current “Meet The Press” host David Gregory will so quickly be replaced by Todd that it’s unlikely he’ll host the network’s flagship Sunday news program this weekend.

NBC declined to comment to Stelter on Gregory’s replacement. The rumor that Gregory would be replaced has been circulating for quite a while, though.

Politico’s Mike Allen had reported earlier this week that Todd, the network’s chief White House correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” was the “likely successor” to Gregory and that the shake-up was “expected to be announced in coming weeks.”

David Gregory confirmed on Thursday afternoon that he will be leaving NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Shortly after Gregory announced his departure, NBC made it official and confirmed Todd as the new moderator.


Caitlin MacNeal and Tom Kludt contributed reporting.


This post has been updated.

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