NBC’s news chief says she supports embattled Meet the Press moderator David Gregory “now and into the future” as the Sunday morning public affairs program tries to turn around sinking ratings.
NBC News President Deborah Turness, in a memo to Meet the Press staff members, said Gregory has been the victim of vindictive, personal, and untrue chatter.
“NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of Meet the Press,” Turness wrote. “He is passionate about politics, and is committed to getting answers for our viewers on the issues that matter to them the most.”
The network has been concerned by the reaction to a story published Sunday in The Washington Post that said that NBC commissioned a “psychological consultant” to interview Gregory’s wife and friends. The word “psychological” quickly became a sticking point; NBC says they worked with a brand consultant probing perceptions of Gregory’s strengths and weaknesses to develop a marketing campaign. READ FULL STORY