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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After Canceling 'Real Time' Appearance, Al Franken Says Bill Maher Is Not A Racist
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Professor Who Defended Bill Maher Replaces Sen. Al Franken As 'Real Time' Guest
Huffington Post - 9 months
Georgetown University sociology professor and author Michael Eric Dyson will replace Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” after a controversy surrounding a racial slur. A spokesperson for Sen. Franken told HuffPost Monday that the senator would not attend, given the backlash over host Bill Maher’s use of “n****r” last Friday during his show. Dyson, who is black, tweeted a defense of Maher over the weekend, writing in a statement, “Bill’s been a champion of many fights for black justice.” But the professor also condemned the host’s use of the word. In the statement, Dyson wrote: “I’m emotional about this. I love Bill Maher. He’s a very dear friend. But as I’ve made plain through the years, the n word should be reserved for black use. Period.” pic.twitter.com/589mHQ1bys — Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 3, 2017 In an opinion piece about the controversy, The New York Times’ Wesley Morris posited that “[i]t ...
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It’s Time For Cable News To Unplug The White House Press Briefings
Huffington Post - 9 months
During a press briefing this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked a straightforward question about whether the president believes that human activity contributes to climate change. “Honestly, I haven’t asked him. I can get back to you,” was Spicer’s non-answer. Spicer acts as one of the president’s closest aides, but he hasn’t asked Trump if he believes in the simple premise of global warming? This, despite the fact that Trump this week took the radical position of triggering the withdrawal process for the United States to leave the historic Paris climate agreement. If Spicer can’t address simple questions, then what’s the point of Spicer’s press briefings? More importantly, why are cable news channels still devoted to airing virtually every minute of every Spicer briefing? Even people on CNN agree, although they’re not quite framing it that way. In the wake of Spicer’s new brand of nearly news-less briefings where the press secretary aggressively deli...
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Friday Talking Points -- Two Promises Hillary Clinton Should Make
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 p...
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CNN Hires David Gregory as Political Analyst as 2016 Campaign Heats Up
NYTimes - almost 2 years
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 2 years
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 h...
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The Power of Prayer
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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 ...
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David Gregory Interrupts Marsha Blackburn On Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 4 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 eviden...
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'Meet The Press' Shows Us Exactly How Not To Cover Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 4 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 popul...
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Dear Bill O'Reilly: Please Interrupt Barack Obama
Huffington Post - about 4 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 ver...
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Rand Paul: There's No GOP War on Women, But Remember the Lewinsky Scandal?
Mother Jones - about 4 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 behav...
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Shriver Report and Paid Leave: How Women Are Pushing Back From the Brink
Huffington Post - about 4 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 s...
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No Cardinal Dolan, the Catholic Church Wasn't 'Outmarketed' on Gay Marriage
Huffington Post - about 4 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 ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Gregory
    FORTIES
  • 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.
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    On August 14, 2014, NBC announced Gregory would leave the parent network, with his hosting duties assumed by Chuck Todd.
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    The ratings fell, and he was replaced in 2014.
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  • 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'".
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    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.
  • 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...
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    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".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 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".
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    Gregory held this position until taking the Meet the Press job in December 2008.
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    Gregory became the moderator of Meet the Press, beginning with the December 14, 2008, episode when he was introduced by interim moderator Tom Brokaw.
    Due to internal fighting among the staff at MSNBC, Gregory was appointed as anchor on MSNBC during the presidential debates and the 2008 election.
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    Gregory was replaced by David Shuster, who was named as the new host for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue starting with the December 15, 2008 show.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 34
    Gregory has also filled in on NBC News Weekend Nightly News and NBC Nightly News from 2005 to 2014.
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    He filled in for Matt Lauer on Today from 2005 to 2014.
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  • 2003
    Age 32
    Gregory had been the substitute co-anchor at Weekend Today for Lester Holt from 2003 to 2014.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    Gregory was assigned by NBC to the press corps covering George W. Bush when he ran for president in 2000.
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  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on August 24, 1970.
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