Chuck Todd celebrates five years on ‘Meet the Press’
- 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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This Sunday marks five years of @chucktodd in the @MeetThePress moderator chair. Here’s a look back at some of the biggest and most memorable moments over the last half-decade. #IfItsSunday pic.twitter.com/jomTx1B4xj
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) September 6, 2019