David Gregory to Host Meet the Press

38-year-old White House correspondent will replace Russert
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2008 6:59 AM CST
David Gregory of NBC News speaks during a live taping of 'Meet the Press' from NBC October 5, 2008 in Washington, DC.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – David Gregory is about to get the nod as host of NBC’s Meet the Press, reports Huffington Post. The chief White House correspondent has been a top contender for the spot since Tim Russert’s death in June. An announcement is expected as soon as today, reports Politico, giving one of TV's most high-profile franchises to a 38-year-old with a "sharp edge leavened by a youthful style and versatility."