Meet the Press May Get New Anchor(s) Soon

PBS' Gwen Ifill, NBC's own Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory among candidates
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2008 1:20 PM CST
Chuck Todd speaks with host Tom Brokaw and executive producer Betsy Fischer on stage during a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – NBC could name a new anchor, or anchors, for Meet the Press by Dec. 7, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sources at the network say that could be interim moderator Tom Brokaw’s last day on the show. Up for consideration are NBC’s David Gregory, Chuck Todd, and Andrea Mitchell. PBS anchor Gwen Ifill has also talked with NBC about the post.

The single-anchor format, which the late Tim Russert sustained for 17 years, could be a thing of the past. NBC is considering a panel of three moderators, which would compensate for the perceived lack of gravitas in up-and-comers like Gregory and Todd. Both Katie Couric and Ted Koppel spoke with the network, but neither seems interested.