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‘Page Six’ Reports David Gregory Paid $4 Million to Zip His Lips

The New York Post’s Page Six reported over the weekend that NBC paid David Gregory $4 million for a quiet departure from NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“A source said Gregory’s contract extended into next year, so NBC had to pay him for the rest of the term, plus an extra fee to ensure his silence,” wrote Page Six’s Emily Smith and Stephanie Smith of Gregory having to sign a clause restricting him from speaking ill of the network. Read more

NBC News’ Deborah Turness: ‘The time had come’

Meet the Press - Season 67In an interview with Bill Carter for The New York Times, NBC News president Deborah Turness further explained the replacement of David Gregory with Chuck Todd as host of “Meet the Press.”

“The time had come for this to happen,” Turness told Carter.

On Thursday, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke news that the Todd replacement of Gregory would be made within 48 hours. Less than three hours later, Gregory bid farewell to the network on Twitter.

After weeks of speculation, Turness said, “The numbers just didn’t move,” of the network’s attempts to better the ratings of the longest running television program in the country.

Read the full piece, here.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 8.15.15

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

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NBC News President Confirms Chuck Todd to Replace David Gregory as ‘MTP’ Host

Meet the Press - Season 67NBC News president Deborah Turness announced to staff in an internal memo this hour that Chuck Todd will replace David Gregory as host of “Meet the Press.”

“His unique ability to deliver that passion with razor sharp analysis and infectious enthusiasm makes him the perfect next generation moderator of this beloved broadcast,” said Turness. “Chuck will ensure that Meet the Press is the beating heart of politics, the place where newsmakers come to make news, where the agenda is set.”

Turness also confirmed that after 20 years with NBC News, Gregory bids farewell, which he announced earlier in the hour on Twitter.

Todd will take reigns of the program on September 7. Andrea Mitchell will moderate this weekend.

See the full memo after the jump. Read more

David Gregory Tweets Farewell to NBC

Less than three hours after CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that NBC’s Chuck Todd will replace David Gregory as host of “Meet the Press,” Gregory tweeted his farewell and thank you to viewers.

MSNBC Ticker: ‘Chuck Todd Named New ‘Meet the Press’ Host’

MSNBCToddLess than an hour after CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that Chuck Todd is set to replace David Gregory as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” a headline appeared in the “Latest Stories” ticker on MSNBC live programming claiming such. This before any official announcement from NBC.

TVNewser reported last hour, that “NBC News reps, we’re told, are in meetings this afternoon and not able to answer our questions about any changes at ‘Meet the Press’.”

h/t Talking Points Memo

 

NBC to Announce Chuck Todd as Host of ‘Meet The Press’ Today or Friday

Meet The PressCNN’s Brian Stelter is reporting that David Gregory‘s reign as NBC’s “Meet the Press” host has come to an end and that Chuck Todd has been tapped to replace him, with official word from NBC to come today or Friday. Todd is NBC News’ chief White House correspondent and political director.

“The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the record,” Stelter wrote for CNN Money. “One said that the transition will be swift — so swift that Gregory will not even host ‘Meet the Press’ this weekend.”

NBC Wins DC Market Sunday Show Ratings 8.10.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 10, NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

NBC led households and total viewers with 61,000 and 90,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace in 2nd for all 3 categories in 34,000 households with 50,000 total viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, Univision was up +129%, FOX +79%, CBS +47%, and NBC +17%. ABC was the only network down, -67%.

Click here for highlights of the 8.10 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup 8.12.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

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‘FOX News Sunday’s’ Chris Wallace Calls NBC Treatment of David Gregory ‘Lousy’

On yesterday’s “MediaBuzz” with Howard Kurtz, “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace spoke about his show, the current state of the Sunday public affairs programming, and rumors that “Meet the Press” host David Gregory may soon be pushed out as host of “MTP.”

Asked how he thinks the network is treating Gregory, Wallace said, “lousy.”

“I think they either ought to say he’s our guy, we’re sticking by him, or they ought to get rid of him, but they shouldn’t put him in this limbo,” said Wallace.

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