David Gregory has heard the rumors about being ousted as moderator of “Meet the Press,” but chalks it up to being just part of the business.
“This comes with the territory. I understand it,” Gregory tells The Huffington Post. “I see speculation out there. I just try to pay attention to the stuff I know is real.”
Huffington Post also spoke with Alex Wallace, who took on oversight of “Meet the Press” in January. She doubled down on Gregory:
“I cannot be more declarative about David — [he] is our guy, is going to be our guy, and we are really happy with him,” said Wallace in her first interview since adding the Sunday show to her portfolio. “I know there continues to be lots of hubbub, but I’m in every single meeting: There is no internal hubbub.”
Last week, NBC News President Deborah Turness held a meeting with Gregory and his EP to discuss the state of the show. This past Sunday, “Meet the Press” was in third place, losing ground year-over-year in total viewers, down -6%.