David Gregory
American journalist
David Gregory
David Michael Gregory is an American television journalist, and moderator of NBC News' Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press, but also a substitute anchor and host on various NBC News shows.
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Friday Talking Points -- Two Promises Hillary Clinton Should Make
Huffington Post - 5 months
Before we begin, we promise we'll get to that rather-provocative subtitle later, as we turn this week's talking points section over to an attempt at providing campaign advice for Team Clinton. We've been long wondering why Hillary hasn't made some sort of effort to put these two large issues behind her on the campaign trail, and our frustration has led us to offering up what she should say in order to achieve this goal. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, let's take a look at this week's political news. Conservative anti-feminist hero Phyllis Schlafly died this week, guaranteeing nobody will ever have to type her name again (we are always respectful of those with difficult last names to type, personally, since our own gets misspelled so often). Schlafly rose to prominence fighting the Equal Rights Amendment and was an unreconstructed "keep 'em barefoot and pregnant" type of gal (being an anti-feminist, we're sure she wouldn't take offense to being called a "gal"). ...
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Analysis: How plagiarism flap hurts Trump
CNN - 7 months
Trump's calling card is that he's a straight shooter, writes David Gregory. But questions over Melanie Trump's speech may undercut his argument against Clinton.
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The Digital Malcontent
Huffington Post - 9 months
Words and Photography by David Gregory. I've recently re-awakened a love for the medium of black and white film that has for too long been neglected, and while I have been spending a great deal of time in the darkroom and having a great time, I was left pondering one particular question: To what commercial or professional application, if any, does this have? I have many replies to this question, but I'm aware that many of these are formed from a basis of bias rather than true objectivity, but I'm also aware that in itself, that is not necessarily a problem: Is work borne from a true intense interest, or passion for working in a medium, a bad thing? Well... Yes and no: Yes, because any work being done for the sake of using a process usually results in pretty boring work, and no because anything that builds enthusiasm is never a bad thing. I'm tempted to come down on the yes side however: As anyone who knows anything knows - good photography is about the subject, not really the ph ...
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CNN Hires David Gregory as Political Analyst as 2016 Campaign Heats Up
NYTimes - 11 months
Mr. Gregory, the former “Meet the Press” host, will focus on “New Day” for the network, which also hired Angela Rye, formerly of the Congressional Black Caucus, as a commentator.
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Meet the UK MerFolk
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Photography and words by David Gregory. For as long as I've been a photographer, I've always been attracted to subjects that are whimsical and irreverent. I've never felt the compulsion to create world changing images, or work for Magnum - although like many others I probably would if given the chance - instead, I grew up admiring the likes of Arbus, Friedlander, and Eggleston. The Abject; the Abstract, and the Other held far more fascination for me. My work has changed many times over many years, as many photographers' images do, but often, at the heart of it all are people that just refuse to comply; seemingly ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Fuelled in part by my own feelings of disconnection with many mainstream social activities, but never really stepping over some invisible line in the sand into eccentricity myself, I often feel rewarded by working with such people and find it balances my own idiosyncrasies with the conventional day to day work life we all ha ...
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The Power of Prayer
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The Power of Prayer: A Conversation between David Gregory and Erica Brown EB: David, your prayer practice has evolved a lot in the past years. I am not sure if you prayed at all when we started studying together. Now you think about prayer a lot. I was passing by a church and a sign in front of the church said, "Prayer is the practice of drawing on the grace of God." I knew you would like it so I texted it to you. It got me wondering about the prayers that you say that you feel draw out this sense of divine grace. DG: I like any prayer that invites quiet and reflection and that takes some attention away from my selfish concerns at any particular moment. What I seek is to remove any obstacle in the way of God. Adon Olom [a Hebrew song] is a good example. Here, we praise God, acknowledge God's primacy and speak of surrender in a way that invites us to let go a little bit. "Into His hand, my soul I place when I arise and when I sleep. God is with my, I shall not fear, body and soul f ...
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David Gregory Interrupts Marsha Blackburn On Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Host David Gregory had a bit of a hard time staying out of the climate change debate between scientist Bill Nye and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on "Meet the Press" Sunday. Though Gregory said repeatedly there was little to no debate about the factual basis for climate change, he allowed Blackburn plenty of time to deny the existence of a scientific consensus on the matter, with Nye rebuffing her claims. Blackburn began by pointing out that Nye is "an engineer and actor" and not "a climate scientist." When she argued that "no one single weather event is due specifically to climate change," Nye suggested that Blackburn was "trying to introduce doubt" to viewers. "We have overwhelming evidence that climate is changing," Nye said. "That you cannot tie any one event to that is not the same as doubt about the whole thing." Gregory allowed the discussion to proceed despite some terse exchanges, but said he had to step in when Blackburn claimed that scientists lack sufficient evidenc ...
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'Meet The Press' Shows Us Exactly How Not To Cover Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 3 years
On Friday, "Meet the Press" host David Gregory sent out this tweet: Plus - only on #MTP: Debating Climate change w/ Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy and Vice Chair of Energy & Commerce Cmte @MarshaBlackburn — David Gregory (@davidgregory) February 14, 2014 This, to put it mildly, is not the way to do things. First, some context: TV news shows almost never cover climate change, which ought to be one of the most aggressively-reported issues around, given that, y'know, it's a dire threat to the planet and everyone on it. A recent study from Media Matters found that the Sunday shows on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox spent a combined 27 minutes on the topic in the whole of 2013. Meet the Press was singled out as "failing to offer a single substantial mention of climate change" for the entire year. So, when "MTP" does finally decide that the issue merits its consideration, what does it do? It sets up a "debate" about the issue between Bill Nye—who, despite the great things he has done to popula ...
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Dear Bill O'Reilly: Please Interrupt Barack Obama
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Back in 2011, Bill O'Reilly interviewed President Obama before the Super Bowl. After the interview was over, the thing most people seemed to be talking about was not anything Obama said, but rather the fact that O'Reilly kept interrupting him so much. "Here Are All 48 Times Bill O'Reilly Interrupted President Obama On Sunday," one headline read. Bill Maher even called O'Reilly "unpatriotic" and "disrespectful" for the way he talked to the president. Now, O'Reilly is set to interview Obama again on Sunday, and you can bet people will be watching to see how he handles himself. I hope he goes after the president with everything he's got. Treating politicians with skepticism and letting them know that you're not awed by them is a good thing, not a bad thing. O'Reilly is, admittedly, an extremely, extremely imperfect vessel for that principle, but, on Sunday, he's what we've got. So I'll be happy if he challenges Obama a lot. Obama is not a child, and he is not a fool. He is a very ...
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Rand Paul: There's No GOP War on Women, But Remember the Lewinsky Scandal?
Mother Jones - about 3 years
In 2011, after Republicans in Congress introduced a bill that would ban taxpayer funding for abortions except in cases of "forcible rape," Democrats adopted a new line of attack: the GOP was waging a "war on women." Instead of changing their policies, Republicans changed the subject, arguing that the sexual behavior of individual Democratic politicians—such as Anthony Weiner—proves the GOP "war on women" is a fiction. On Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the latest GOPer to adopt this strategy, arguing on Meet the Press that former President Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky means Democrats are in no place to cry foul about the Republican party platform. Paul made the comments after host David Gregory highlighted a moment in a September Vogue profile of Paul in which Kelley Paul, the senator's wife, said, "Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky should complicate his return to the White House, even as first spouse. I would say his behavi ...
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Shriver Report and Paid Leave: How Women Are Pushing Back From the Brink
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Of all of the things working women need to get onto more secure economic footing, paid leave tops the list, according to a newly released report titled "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink." The women surveyed believe no other single policy would do more to help protect women's jobs and income while also helping to improve the health and the lives of their families. Who were the women Maria Shriver and her team talked to? Representatives of the 1 in 3 American women who live in or at the brink of poverty -- what Shriver describes as living in economic peril. That's a total of 42 million women raising 28 million children. They're women like Shelby Ramirez in Denver, Colorado, a hotel security guard who is the mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two. Like many people, Shelby also cares for an elderly parent. "As a woman working a low wage job, it can be a struggle to make it paycheck to paycheck," Shelby says. When her younger daughter needed su ...
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No Cardinal Dolan, the Catholic Church Wasn't 'Outmarketed' on Gay Marriage
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Cardinal Dolan laments gay marriage in an interview with David Gregory on "Meet the Press" that will air on Sunday and blamed being 'outmarketed' around the issue of marriage equality. From what has been reported in the Associated Press, Dolan also said that the Catholic Church has been "caricatured as being anti-gay." No Cardinal Dolan, the Catholic Church hierarchy hasn't been 'outmarketed' on gay marriage, nor have you been 'caricatured' as anti-gay. The hard truth is that, while right on so many of the most important issues of our time, the Catholic Church leadership in America is wrong on the question of gay marriage and someday (probably centuries from now) you will have to own up to it. First of all, marketing isn't the problem. We know where the Catholic Church bishops stand on the issue as they have been engaged in a full on anti-gay marriage campaign including a recent exorcism against gay marriage in Illinois and using communion as a hostage against same sex marriage i ...
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David Gregory tweets the press
USA Today - about 3 years
'Meet the Press' host brings the long-running news show into the digital age.
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TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Good morning everyone, and welcome to this week's edition of me staring dead-eyed into the television as a gaggle of human wreckage prattle about politics without mentioning all of the people who are losing their SNAP benefits around the holidays and stuff like that. My name is Jason. It looks like today is going to feature widespread Kennedy-era nostalgia, which will probably solve everything, I bet. I'm not entirely immune -- I just read "Dallas 1963" by Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis, and if you like cynicism and love eerie parallels, then that is the book for you. I don't know what the rest of the day looks like because I didn't bother to check but it's probably the typical level of comic incompetence, so we may as well just plunge in head first and hope we don't hit our head on a rock or something. As usual, the comments are here for you to use, you may drop me a line if you like, follow me on Twitter if that's your bag, and while I am typing, if you get bored, you can check o ...
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Chris Christie Receives Nationally-Televised Mani-Pedi From 4 Sunday Morning Political Show Hosts
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In Washington, D.C., "the Full Ginsburg" refers to the act of appearing on every one of the Sunday morning political chat shows on the same Sunday. It's named for attorney William H. Ginsburg, who first completed the feat on Feb. 1, 1998, while repping his client, Monica Lewinsky, and presenting her side of the whole "I had a sexual dalliance with Bill Clinton" story. In keeping with this tradition, those who attempt the Full Ginsburg typically do so during a time of great stress and duress. In recent years we've seen Treasury Secretary Jack Lew do it to present the Obama administration's point of view on the government shutdown; Secretary of State John Kerry and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough did the same for the Syria crisis; and senior adviser Dan Pfieffer Ginsburged in response to a host of burgeoning scandals, including the IRS tea party BOLO flap. Former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's famous "talking points" on the Benghazi attack, in fact, were delivered during her S ...
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Mitt Romney Says Obama's Second Term Is 'Rotting' Away
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
President Barack Obama has touted Massachusetts' health care law as the model for his signature legislation. But former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) has attempted to distance himself from the president and his legislation, denouncing a "one size fits all" approach and saying Obama was wrong to insist that all Americans would be able to keep their insurance plans. Romney told NBC's David Gregory that the president "failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts" during an interview on Sunday. Read More... More on Barack Obama
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Gregory
  • 2014
    Age 43
    On August 17, 2014, Andrea Mitchell hosted Meet the Press, and paid brief tribute to Gregory's career at NBC, saying, "In 20 years with NBC News, David has done it all.
    More Details Hide Details Through all the years, David has been true to the traditions of this program and NBC News."
    On August 14, 2014, NBC announced Gregory would leave the parent network, with his hosting duties assumed by Chuck Todd.
    More Details Hide Details The New York Post reported NBC had paid Gregory $4 million to leave the network, and he had signed a non-disparagement clause.
    The ratings fell, and he was replaced in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details During Gregory's tenure at Meet the Press, the show's ratings fell to their lowest in 21 years and it regularly placed third among Sunday morning news shows. The Washington Post reported that NBC hired a "psychological consultant" to assess Mr. Gregory. NBC did not deny this, saying it had hired a "brand consultant" to evaluate how Gregory connected with the audience.
  • 2013
    Age 42
    On June 23, 2013, David Gregory posed a question to journalist Glenn Greenwald that the Washington Post described as a "gotcha inquiry" containing "a veiled accusation of federal criminal wrongdoing, very much in the tradition of 'how long have you been beating your wife'".
    More Details Hide Details According to the Los Angeles Times, "Gregory’s question disguised a loaded assumption" that Greenwald aided and abbetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden before asking: "Why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?" Greenwald responded vigorously in objection to the question. The accusation itself became a news story. The New York Times said, "If you tease apart his inquiry, it suggests there might be something criminal in reporting out important information from a controversial source." The Poynter Institute wrote, "The obvious defense is that he was merely asking a question that evinced a viewpoint advanced by U.S. Rep. Peter King and Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen—that publishing secrets is law-breaking." Opinion columnist Frank Rich called Gregory's charges "preposterous," questioning Gregory's own journalistic credentials and asking why he didn't also make similar accusations against Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman, who also published Snowden's leaks.
    On January 8, 2013, a spokeswoman for D.C. police chief Cathy L. Lanier said her department had completed its investigation into the matter and referred it to the office of the District's attorney general to determine if Gregory would be prosecuted. D.C. attorney general Irvin B. Nathan announced three days later that although Gregory had violated the law, no charges would be filed against him or any other NBC employees.
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  • 2012
    Age 41
    When asked by CNN on December 27, 2012, if he thought Gregory should be prosecuted, NRA president David Keene responded, "No, I don't think so...
    More Details Hide Details I really think what David Gregory did while he was inadvertently flouting the law was illustrating in a very graphic way, perhaps not intentionally, but in a graphic way just how silly some of these laws are." Other gun rights advocates argued that not charging Gregory would show D.C. police to be hypocritical in enforcing gun laws.
    On the December 23, 2012, broadcast of Meet the Press with National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre, Gregory displayed what he identified as "a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets".
    More Details Hide Details NBC had requested permission from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to include a high-capacity magazine in the segment and were denied. Gregory displayed the magazine on the show, with media reports noting D.C. Code 7-2506.01(b) prohibits the possession of magazines with a capacity in excess of "10 rounds of ammunition." On December 26, 2012, MPD spokesmen confirmed the launch of an inquiry.
  • 2009
    Age 38
    On January 23, 2009, The Daily Beast columnist Ana Marie Cox stated that Barack Obama still has not discovered "this administration's David Gregory".
    More Details Hide Details She used Gregory as a metaphor for a White House foil, and she described this as a figure that could be interpreted as either "tough, news-oriented, and no-nonsense or showy, superficial, and self-indulgent".
  • 2008
    Age 37
    Gregory held this position until taking the Meet the Press job in December 2008.
    More Details Hide Details It has been mentioned that Michael Chertoff, a Bush appointee, attended a baby shower for his children. He also participated with Karl Rove, Bush's chief advisor, in a skit for the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington DC. Gregory's interaction with Bush's press secretaries was contentious at times, garnering media attention in several instances. Numerous commentators have used these incidents to characterize Gregory's reportage as proof of the news media's left-wing bias. Gregory has told Howard Kurtz that "it's easy to divert attention against a familiar whipping boy" and that "I provide fodder for critics who say, 'Aha, they're out of control.'"
    Gregory became the moderator of Meet the Press, beginning with the December 14, 2008, episode when he was introduced by interim moderator Tom Brokaw.
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    Due to internal fighting among the staff at MSNBC, Gregory was appointed as anchor on MSNBC during the presidential debates and the 2008 election.
    More Details Hide Details On November 4–5, he teamed with Rachel Maddow, Eugene Robinson, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann as commentators on the presidential election.
    Gregory was replaced by David Shuster, who was named as the new host for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue starting with the December 15, 2008 show.
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    From March 17, 2008, through December 5, 2008, Gregory hosted a show on MSNBC weekday evenings, which replaced Tucker Carlson's Tucker. The show was called Race for the White House until the conclusion of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details From November 5, 2008, forward the show became known as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • 2005
    Age 34
    Gregory has also filled in on NBC News Weekend Nightly News and NBC Nightly News from 2005 to 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Gregory also filled the Imus in the Morning time slot on MSNBC after the Don Imus controversy involving the Rutgers University basketball team while MSNBC searched for a permanent host. He served as a guest host in the morning time slot for MSNBC (while also being simulcast on WFAN) for one week in May. The morning radio program was known as Gregory Live.
    He filled in for Matt Lauer on Today from 2005 to 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Gregory had anchored News Chat, Crosstalk NBC and Newsfront on MSNBC from 1998 to 2000.
  • 2003
    Age 32
    Gregory had been the substitute co-anchor at Weekend Today for Lester Holt from 2003 to 2014.
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  • 2000
    Age 29
    Gregory was assigned by NBC to the press corps covering George W. Bush when he ran for president in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details During the campaign, Bush threw a party for Gregory's 30th birthday, complete with cake, on the campaign plane. Bush has nicknamed Gregory "Stretch" because of his height (6'5"), and also "Dancing Man," for Gregory's occasional propensity to display his dance moves. After the election, Gregory became a White House correspondent for NBC. The conservative Media Research Center named him 'Best White House Correspondent' for his coverage of Bush's first 100 days.
  • 1992
    Age 21
    Gregory was educated at Birmingham High School, a co-educational public high school in the Lake Balboa district of Los Angeles, followed by the American University in Washington, D.C., from which he graduated in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details While there, he worked for the campus television station, ATV - American University Television, and received a degree in International Studies from the School of International Service. Gregory was named the School of International Service's alumnus of the year in 2005 and sits on the Dean's Advisory Council. Gregory began his career at the age of 18 as a summer reporter for KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. Gregory also worked for NBC’s local West Coast affiliate KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California.
  • 1970
    Born on August 24, 1970.
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