Gregory Named to MTP Gig

White House correspondent had been frontrunner to succeed Russert
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2008 10:00 AM CST

(Newser) – As long rumored, NBC News named David Gregory the new moderator of Meet the Press on the show today. Gregory, 38, NBC’s chief White House correspondent, has been hosting a political show on MSNBC and handled election night duties for the cable channel. The move had been widely reported, but executives just finalized the deal this past week, the Washington Post reports.