David Gregory was driving through the mountains of New Hampshire when he got the call that no TV personality ever wants to answer. It was August 14, 2014, a Thursday. Gregory and his wife were on their way to pick up their kids from summer camp, according to friends. On the line was an executive in NBC’s New York headquarters, telling Gregory once and for all that his run as moderator of Meet the Press was over. This wasn’t exactly news to the Sunday-morning host. Meet the Press’s ratings had been tanking for several years. And for the last week or so, Gregory and the network had been busy negotiating his exit package. But the deal wasn’t finished, and Gregory had planned to be back in Washington to host the show that Sunday. So the call from New York took him by surprise.
It’s hard to know exactly wha to make of Isabel Rose. Her promotional material asks “What happens when you toss Katy Perry, Ann-Margret and Bette Midler into a blender?” with the answer being Ms. Rose. I dunno. I love Ms. Margaret; can go either way on Midler and got off the bus long before Katy Perry got on. I do really like Rose though. Her cd, “Trouble in Paradise,” is a unique mixture of styles that do not always coalesce comfortably, but emerge in the end as a thorougly charming experience. One thing I really (really) like about Rose is her willingness to stretch not only the conventions of cabaret style performance, but also the so-called “Great American Songbook,” which is undoubtedly great, but definitely needs extending beyond the pre-“Yesterday” era.
Chuck Todd has been named as the next host of "Meet The Press," NBC News confirmed Thursday. Todd is replacing David Gregory, who is leaving both the show and NBC News as a whole after 20 years with the network.
NBC named Chuck Todd the new host of "Meet the Press" on Thursday afternoon, beginning a revamp by network news managers who say they want the iconic program to be the "beating heart of politics." The announcement confirmed widespread speculation that David Gregory, the moderator of the Sunday morning public affairs program for the past six years, would be replaced by Todd, the NBC News political director.
As rumors swirl over David Gregory's future as the host of "Meet The Press," NBC News is facing criticism for its handling of the situation. Gregory's looming departure from the storied show, which has been suffering from some of its worst ratings in decades, seems all-but-certain. The latest reports say that he is likely to be replaced by Chuck Todd, NBC's political director and chief White House correspondent.
Jimmy Fallon challenged his late night comrade Stephen Colbert to a friendly game of “bubble soccer,” alongside two of NBC’s most respected (and tallest) newsmen: Lester Holt and David Gregory.
Romney largely avoided Fox News for months, and has had a string of notably chilly interviews with anchors such as Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly. But, in recent weeks, he has ramped up his appearances there, popping up so often that rival Rick Santorum accused Fox News of "shilling" for him.