Chuck Todd celebrates five years on ‘Meet the Press’

Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd is marking five years in his role on the show.

  • Todd has been NBC’s political director since 2007.
  • When Tim Russert died in 2008, Todd was considered to replace him, but it went to David Gregory instead.
  • Brian Williams, Gregory and Tom Brokaw filled in on the show during the transition time.
  • Todd, meanwhile, moved over to Gregory’s old position as chief White House correspondent.
  • However, Todd would take over from Gregory in 2014 after ratings began to slip.
  • Todd added a spinoff of called “MTP Daily” in 2015 on MSNBC.
  • Under Todd, the show has been the top rated Sunday public affairs show for three years — and number one in the 25-54 demo for 14 consecutive quarters.
  • “Meet the Press” is the longest running program in television history, having first debuted Nov. 6, 1947.
  • The modern format, however, is much different than its original iterations.

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