“For someone like me who loves to cover politics, who loves to cover Washington and cover the world, there couldn’t be a more exciting time,” Mr. Gregory said of the start of the new presidency.
Mr. Gregory didn’t come to his latest role under the easiest of circumstances. He recognizes it was a “difficult year” at NBC News due to the unexpected death of longtime “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert and the unavoidable task of finding a replacement.
“I think what Tim created for this program…was a place of tough questioning, accountability, fairness, balance and relevance, and that’s how I understand the legacy to be,” Mr. Gregory said. “I’m just working like hell to live up to both the legacy and what the program represents.”
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