It’s Official: Gregory Replaces Russert

NBC Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory has been tapped to succeed the late Tim Russert as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, effective immediately, the network confirmed Sunday. “I’m honored and deeply humbled as I take on this role,” Gregory said in a statement. “Above all, I want to make Tim proud.” Tom Brokaw has served as interim moderator since Russert’s death in June. The news of Gregory’s selection was first reported by The Huffington Post’s Danny Shea a week ago.