Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. It is the longest-running television series in American broadcasting history, despite bearing little resemblance to the original format of the program seen in its television debut on November 6, 1947. It has been hosted by 11 moderators, first by Martha Rountree. The current host is David Gregory, who assumed the role in December 2008. The show got a new set on May 2, 2010, with video screens with a library type setting with book shelves and a different modified intro music with David Gregory previewing the guests using the large video screen and with the Meet the Press theme music in a shorter "modernized music with the beginning repeated with drum beats"
If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press
For over 60 years, Meet the Press has featured headline-making interviews with world-leaders and U.S. newsmakers. President John F. Kennedy once called Meet the Press the “fifty-first state.” Since then, every man who has occupied the Oval Office
Gregory was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Carolyn Surtees, an account manager, and Don Gregory, a film and theatrical producer. He was raised in his father's Jewish religion, and remains a practicing Jew.
Gregory graduated from American University in 1992. While there, he worked for the campus television station, ATV, and received a degree in international studies from the School of International Service. Gregory was named the School of International Service's alumnus of the year in 2005 and sits on the Dean's Advisory Council.
Gregory began his journalism career at the age of 18 as a summer reporter for KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. He also worked for NBC affiliate KCRA-TV in Sacramento.
Gregory has been the substitute co-anchor of Weekend Today, filling in for Lester Holt on that program since 2003. He has filled in for Matt Lauer on Today from 2005 to the present. Gregory was also the anchor of News Chat, Crosstalk NBC, and Newsfront on MSNBC from 1998 to 2000.
NBC Nightly News
Gregory has also filled in on NBC News Weekend Nightly News and NBC Nightly News since 2005.