Sunday, December 7, 2008
NBC’s Meet the Press, the venerable Sunday morning political blab program was rocked to its foundation by the untimely death of longtime host Tim Russert in June.
The network was forced to quickly scrambled to find a replacement — albeit a temporary one, in retired, veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw.
Today, nearly 6 months after Russert’s passing, the rumor was confirmed: NBC’s news division is handing the reigns of Meet the Press over to David Gregory.
Gregory, a lightweight White House reporter and Washington gadfly, is best known for prancing around the stage with Karl Rove at the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner while Rove performed his now infamous (and some said racist) “MC Rove” rapper shtick.