David Gregory was named Moderator of "Meet the Press" on December 7, 2008. Since then he has covered the Obama administration from all angles, reporting extensively on the economy, health care reform and the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With his commitment to accountability and analysis on the pressing issues of our time, Gregory is carrying on in the "Meet the Press" tradition while bringing new voices into to the Sunday morning conversation, and the program into a new era.
In addition to "Meet the Press," he regularly substitute anchors for "Today" and "Nightly News with Brian Williams," and is a regular contributor and analyst for those programs, as well as MSNBC.
Gregory joined NBC News in 1995. He has covered three presidential campaigns in 2000, 2004 and 2008, and served as NBC's Chief White House Correspondent during the entire span of George W. Bush's presidency. During that time, Gregory reported extensively on the 9-11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, both in Washington D.C. and around the world.
Throughout the historic 2008 presidential campaign, Gregory hosted MSNBC's "Race for the White House," a nightly look at election news. In addition, he anchored election night coverage on MSNBC.
During his first year at "Meet the Press," Gregory has successfully brought the program into the digital community, enhancing its presence and creating an ongoing dialogue with viewers through his blog, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, he landed Hillary Clinton's first hour-long interview as Secretary of State, moderated an entire broadcast dedicated to the life and passing of Sen. Ted Kennedy, and led some breakthrough community-oriented discussions on education, race, health care and A Woman's Nation.
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, Gregory has covered nearly every major story for the network: the O.J. Simpson trials, the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, the impeachment of President Clinton, and the death of Pope John Paul II in Rome.
Previously, he worked as an NBC News correspondent based in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Gregory began his journalism career at the age of 18 as a summer reporter for KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. He also worked for NBC's flagship West Coast affiliate KCRA-TV in Sacramento.
A native of Los Angeles, Gregory graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a bachelor's degree in International Studies. In 2005, he 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.