Chuck Todd, the host and moderator of Meet the Press, has announced that he will be stepping down from the show in a few months, handing over hosting duties to NBC’s chief White House correspondent, Kristen Welker, in September. Todd will remain at the network in a new role as chief political analyst, focusing on long-form journalism. Meet the Press is America’s longest continuously running TV show and part of the Sunday morning slate of national political talk shows. Todd took over as host in 2014 after former host David Gregory stepped down.
As stated by a recent announcement, Chuck Todd, the host and moderator of Meet the Press, will be stepping down from his position in a few months. Todd made the announcement during Sunday’s program, stating that he will be handing over hosting duties in September.
While Todd expressed his love for the job, saying that he enjoyed “helping to explain America to Washington and explain Washington to America,” he also revealed that he will be taking on a new role as chief political analyst at NBC, where he will focus on long-form journalism.
Todd has been a prominent figure in American politics for many years, previously serving as NBC’s political director before taking over as host of Meet the Press in 2014. He will be succeeded by NBC’s chief White House correspondent, Kristen Welker, who expressed her gratitude and excitement for the opportunity in a recent tweet.
“I’ve learned so much from sitting with [Todd] at the anchor desk and simply experiencing his passion for politics,” Welker said. “I’m humbled and grateful to take over.”
Meet the Press, which debuted in 1947, is America’s longest continuously running TV show and is part of the Sunday morning slate of national political talk shows, which also includes CBS’s Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week.
Despite Todd’s departure, Meet the Press will continue to provide viewers with in-depth political analysis and commentary from some of the most respected voices in American politics. And with Welker taking over as host, the show is sure to continue its tradition of providing viewers with thoughtful and insightful coverage of the most important issues facing our country today.
So while Todd’s departure may be bittersweet for some, it is clear that he will continue to play an important role in American politics, and that Meet the Press will remain a vital of information and analysis for years to come.