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It’s Official: Chuck Todd Named Host of Meet The Press (TVNewser)
As expected, NBC News has announced that Chuck Todd will be the next moderator of Meet The Press. CNNMoney The announcement confirmed widespread speculation that David Gregory, the moderator of the Sunday morning public affairs program for the past six years, would be replaced by Todd, the NBC News political director. FishbowlDC Turness also confirmed that after 20 years with NBC News, Gregory bids farewell, which he announced earlier in the day on Twitter. Todd will take reigns of the program on Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell will moderate this weekend. FishbowlDC Gregory tweeted, “I leave NBC as I came – humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is.” TVNewser Gregory, who joined NBC News in 1995, has hosted Meet The Press for six years, since the death of Tim Russert in 2008. During Gregory’s tenure, the show slipped in the ratings, first losing ground to CBS’ Face The Nation, and, more recently, frequently placing third behind FTN and ABC’s This Week. No word yet on what is next for Gregory, who was recently spotted meeting with CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker.

Al Jazeera America Crew Says it Was Fired Upon in Ferguson (TVNewser)
A crew from Al Jazeera America was setting up for a live shot in Ferguson, Mo., around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, when police tear gas canisters landed near them. The network also says police fired rubber bullets in their direction and continued to shoot after the crew “clearly and repeatedly shouted ‘press.’” They were setting up for a live shot for the international channel covering the latest in the violence surrounding the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. TVSpy KSDK photographers and a photographer were approached at gunpoint Wednesday night by police in Ferguson, who said “we don’t want you here,” according to a report by KSDK reporter Casey Nolan filed early Thursday morning. FishbowlDC Following the arrests of the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and HuffPost’s Ryan Reilly in Ferguson Wednesday, statements from both outlets have been issued condemning the arrests. Just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Lowery and Reilly were working from and patronizing a McDonald’s in the town when police entered, arrested and assaulted the two, who were later released without charges, paperwork or the names of the arresting officers. FishbowlDC President Obama addressed the arrests at a press conference he offered Thursday afternoon. “Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground,” Obama said.

Josh Tyrangiel Promoted at Bloomberg (FishbowlNY)
Josh Tyrangiel has been promoted to oversee all consumer content at Bloomberg Media. Capital New York Bloomberg Media Group chief executive Justin Smith announced in an internal memo Thursday morning that Tyrangiel “is being elevated to oversee all content across our consumer media platforms. He will be the editorial lead for everything we do from magazines to TV to radio, digital and live events and continue to oversee Bloomberg News’ Projects team and the Data Viz and Rankings teams.” Poynter / MediaWire Smith said Tyrangiel “is proving there is little he cannot take on” while he and Smith craft a “new direction for Bloomberg Media.” Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Tyrangiel served as editor of Bloomberg Businessweek before being named senior executive editor for consumer products for which he has been leading the charge to revamp Bloomberg’s media group. Bloomberg has been on an intense hiring spree as it revamps its media products. Last week, the company hired Claudia Milne from the BBC to lead Bloomberg’s U.S.-based live television programming.