Meet the Press is undergoing a staff reshuffle, and a new executive producer could mean the end of Chuck Todd’s line.
News: Chuck Todd could be on Meet the Press soon
John Reiss, who had been on the EP for the past eight years, was officially handed over to the NBC News Now streaming service, and David P. Gelles, who was a longtime CNN producer and helped develop the now-defunct CNN+ streamer, was parachuted down. I was. Compared to last year total viewership he has decreased by 21% and the major advertising population he has decreased by 24% to help fix a sinking show.
According to multiple sources, Geleth’s first job will be to decide what to do with Chuck Todd, and as The Confidor found out, despite recently signing a two-year extension, he’s given a lot of money at NBC. It confuses people.
NBC News has already picked a replacement for Chuck Todd, and it’s Kristen Welker
The Daily Beast also reports that NBC is grooming Kristen Welker to replace Chuck Todd, so when Todd finally packs up, the new host, as many fans have suggested, will be Rachel Maddow. It’s Kristen Welker, not Nicolle Wallace, and another host. Practitioner of the DC two-sided principle.
Meet The Press is almost out of sight
The Chuck Todd era isn’t nearly as bad as the host tenure of the apathetic David Gregory, who may have been the worst moderator in the program’s long and storied history, but the show has clearly declined under Todd.
CBS’ Face The Nation is Sunday’s top show, followed closely by ABC’s This Week.
Kristen Welker, under Todd, is a meet-and-greet who has developed an almost pathological aversion to asking difficult questions to Republicans and delving into the subject of interviews with follow-ups. It’s unlikely to fix The Press’s problem.
Viewers may finally get what they want if Chuck Todd gets the boot, but we don’t expect his replacement to do any better, but NBC once said it is a network that has determined Rachel Maddow is too ‘partisan’ to host Meet the Press.
Mr. Easley is Editor-in-Chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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