NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC News chief White House correspondent David Gregory has been named the moderator of "Meet the Press," replacing the late Tim Russert in one of TV's top jobs.
Gregory, 38, had been long been rumored to be taking over the coveted post at the highest-rated Sunday public affairs program, the place for politicians to make their name, try to rebuild their reputations or undergo a trial by fire.
But NBC continued to deny it until Sunday morning, when interim moderator Tom Brokaw could hand over the reins after his high-profile interview with President-elect Barack Obama.
Financial terms of the deal weren't announced. But it locks up Gregory for the long term, and gives the longest-running program on television continued stability after what had been the trauma of Russert's passing in June.