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David Gregory out, Chuck Todd in on 'Meet the Press'

David Gregory out, Chuck Todd in on 'Meet the Press'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) --David Gregory is exiting "Meet the Press" after nearly six years of hosting duties, and is to be replaced by Chuck Todd.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Romney calls Perry 'desperate'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign says a video by rival Rick Perry calling him a flip-flopper shows his desperation.
Gregory named host of 'Meet the Press'

Gregory named host of 'Meet the Press'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- NBC News announced Sunday that David Gregory has been made the host of the network's "Meet the Press" program.
'Meet the Press' future to be decided soon

'Meet the Press' future to be decided soon

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The president of NBC News said a decision on who will replace the late Tim Russert as "Meet the Press" moderator should be made in November or early December.

Brokaw named interim 'Press' moderator

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- News anchor Tom Brokaw will serve as interim moderator of the U.S. TV program "Meet the Press" for the next few months, NBC News President Steve Capus says.
Williams to moderate next 'Meet the Press'

Williams to moderate next 'Meet the Press'

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- NBC anchorman Brian Williams is to take over the late Tim Russert's moderator position for the next edition of the U.S. political talk show "Meet the Press."

Services held for newsman Russert

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Services were held Wednesday for Tim Russert, the blue-collar boy from Buffalo who grew up to become one of the United States' pre-eminent TV journalists.
Bushes attend Russert wake

Bushes attend Russert wake

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and his wife Laura attended a wake in Washington Tuesday for Tim Russert, moderator of NBC "Meet the Press" who died Friday.

Shriver: Russert was like 'a father'

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The late "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert was "a father" to many journalists during his time on the U.S. TV news series, journalist Maria Shriver said Sunday.

NBC eyeing staff for Russert successor

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- NBC is looking inward for a successor to Tim Russert, the late host of the U.S. current events TV program "Meet the Press," talent representatives say.
Newsman Tim Russert dead at 58

Newsman Tim Russert dead at 58

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- NBC has confirmed Tim Russert, moderator of TV's "Meet the Press," died Friday in Washington of a coronary embolism at the age of 58.
Sharpton: Russert was tough, fair

Sharpton: Russert was tough, fair

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. activist the Rev. Al Sharpton remembered late newsman Tim Russert Friday as one of the "best and fairest" journalists in TV history.
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Tim Russert speaks with Stephen Colbert about Colbert's new book "I Am America (And So Can You!)" at George Washington University in Washington on October 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Timothy John Russert (May 7, 1950–June 13, 2008) was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted the eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview program Tim Russert. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's The Today Show and Hardball. Russert covered several presidential elections, and he presented the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Time magazine included Russert in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Russert was posthumously revealed as a 30-year source for syndicated columnist Robert Novak.

Russert was born in Buffalo, New York to Irish American Catholic parents Elizabeth (Betty), a homemaker, and Timothy Joseph "Big Russ" Russert, a sanitation worker and newspaper truck driver, who were married for 30 years and separated in 1976. He was the second of four children; his sisters are Betty Ann (B.A.), Kathleen (Kathy) and Patricia (Trish). He received a Jesuit education from Canisius High School in Buffalo.

He received his B.A. in 1972 from John Carroll University and a Juris Doctor with honors from the Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1976. Russert commented on Meet the Press that he went to Woodstock, "in a Buffalo Bills jersey with a case of beer." While in law school, an official from his alma mater, John Carroll University, called Russert to ask if he could book some concerts for the school as he had done while a student. He agreed, but said he would need to be paid because he was running out of money to pay for law school. One concert that Russert booked was headlined by a then-unknown singer, Bruce Springsteen, who charged $2,500 for the concert appearance. Russert told this story to Jay Leno when he was a guest on the The Tonight Show on NBC on June 6, 2006. John Carroll University has since named its Department of Communications and Theatre Arts in Russert's honor.

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