David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press," America's #1 Sunday morning public affairs program. Since taking the helm in December 2008, the program has maintained its tradition as must-see television for politics and public policy, setting the agenda and asking the tough questions of elected officials and candidates on such issues as the economy, budget, foreign policy and the 2012 campaign.Video: Gregory named moderator of ‘Meet the Press’
In addition, Gregory has ushered in a new digital era for "Meet the Press," expanding its reach via the program's blog, PRESS Pass, and through social networking sites —Mr. Gregory is among the most followed news figures on Twitter. Facebook and NBC's Meet the Press are also joining forces for a GOP debate in New Hampshire on the Sunday immediately before the New Hampshire Republican primary.
At "Meet the Press," Gregory reported from Afghanistan, landing the first network interview with General David Petraeus after he took command of US and NATO forces there. Gregory has also dedicated hour-long programs to examine the health care debate, the war in Afghanistan, the Gulf oil spill, the economic crisis and debt ceiling debate and the death of Osama bin Laden.
Since joining NBC News in 1995, Gregory has served as a correspondent based in Chicago and Los Angeles covering the OJ Simpson trials and the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
He first came to Washington in 1998 to cover the Clinton impeachment story for MSNBC and went on to serve as NBC's Chief White House Correspondent for eight years during the Presidency of George W. Bush.
Gregory has covered three presidential campaigns and reported extensively on the aftermath of 9-11, including the run up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from both Washington and around the world.
He is a contributor to other NBC News and MSNBC programs such as "Today," "Nightly News" and "Morning Joe" and frequently moderates political and foreign policy discussions for nonpartisan groups like the Brookings Institution.
Gregory has long been recognized as a tough questioner of politicians. In naming him one of Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists during his coverage of the White House, Washingtonian magazine labeled Gregory the "firebrand in the front row."
Gregory began his journalism career at age 18, at KGUN TV in Tucson, Arizona. He studied at American University where he earned a bachelor's degree in International Studies.
He is married to the noted trial attorney Beth Wilkinson whom he met while she served on the government team prosecuting Timothy McVeigh. They have three children and live in Washington, DC.