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David Gregory

 

DAVID GREGORY

 

In 2008, David succeeded Tim Russert as moderator of the Village oracle, Meet the Press. His Sunday morning show quickly become a required stop for establishment figures looking to hit a few softballs while selling war and austerity measures. Though he left the show in 2014, David's influence on Village journalism continues to be felt today.

 

Resumé: NBC White House correspondent; moderator, Meet the Press; author, How's Your Faith?

Member Since: 2005

Specialties: Religious yearning. Rehabilitation for wayward politicians. Opposition to fact-checking.

Achievements: Danced onstage at the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner with Karl Rove. Earned not one but two nicknames, "Stretch" and "Dancing Man," from President George W. Bush. Married former Fannie Mae executive. Compared Affordable Care Act rollout to the Iraq War. Wondered aloud if Glenn Greenwald should be in jail for his role in the Edward Snowden revelations. Got religion after conversation with Billy Graham.

Sample quote: “So coming on Meet the Press allows you to frame the conversation how you really want to... and then move on.”

-e-mail to former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford's press secretary.