Meet the Press gets new host: Chuck Todd to replace David Gregory.

Chuck Todd to Replace David Gregory as Meet the Press Host

Chuck Todd to Replace David Gregory as Meet the Press Host

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Aug. 14 2014 5:50 PM

Chuck Todd to Replace David Gregory as Meet the Press Host

Outgoing Meet the Press anchor David Gregory.

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Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, will succeed David Gregory as the new host of Meet the Press, network sources told CNN on Thursday. Gregory confirmed the transition in this tweet:

According to Politico, the network moved to end Gregory’s six-year career as moderator of the renowned Sunday news program because it wants to “reassert itself as the dominant Sunday show after falling to third place in the ratings under Gregory.” Todd is a famous political junkie and current host of the political talk show The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. In him, the network hopes to regain MTP's position as No. 1 in broadcast ratings.

Founded on radio in 1945 and revived for television in 1947, Meet the Press is the longest-running TV show in the U.S., and Todd will be the twelfth anchor in the show's history.

In honor of Gregory's departure, here is our favorite all-time moment of his career (not MTP related):

Irene Chidinma Nwoye is a writer and former Slate intern in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.