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David Gregory simles during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios December 7, 2008 in Washington, DC.
updated 12/16/2008 3:09:00 PM ET 2008-12-16T20:09:00

David Gregory was named moderator of NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on December 7, 2008.

In addition to his “Meet the Press” responsibilities, Gregory is a regular contributor for “Today” and serves as a back-up anchor for the broadcast. He is also a regular contributor and analyst on msnbc, and lends his voice and reporting to all NBC News broadcasts including coverage of special events.

Gregory first joined NBC News in 1995. He served as White House Correspondent during the presidency of George W. Bush, reporting extensively on the 9-11 attacks as well as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Gregory has also covered three presidential campaigns in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Earning a reputation for being one of the toughest questioners of President Bush and his press secretaries, Washingtonian magazine named Gregory one of Washington’s 50 best and most influential journalists, labeling him the “firebrand in the front row.”

On the campaign trail in 2004, and during his years covering the White House Gregory was among the most heavily utilized network correspondent on television, according to the Tyndall Report.

Beyond politics, he has covered nearly every major story for the network: from the O.J. Simpson trials, to the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, to the impeachment of President Clinton, and the death of Pope John Paul II.

Previously, Gregory worked as an NBC News correspondent based in Los Angeles and Chicago.  He began his journalism career at the age of 18 as a summer reporter for KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. Gregory also worked for NBC’s flagship West Coast affiliate KCRA-TV in Sacramento.

A native of Los Angeles, he graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies.  In 2005, Gregory was named the School of International Service’s alumnus of the year and now sits on the Dean's advisory council.

Gregory lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Beth Wilkinson, an attorney, and their three children.

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