David Gregory Biography
David Michael Gregory, a former presenter of NBC News’ Sunday morning chat show Meet the Press, is an American television personality. Since 2016, Gregory has worked as a CNN political commentator.
How old is David Gregory? – Age
Where did David Gregory go to school? – Education
Gregory is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and was selected the School of International Service’s graduate of the year in 2005. Gregory attended Birmingham High School, a co-educational public high school in Los Angeles’ Lake Balboa neighborhood, before attending American University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1992. He worked for the campus television station, ATV – American University Television, and graduated from the School of International Service with a degree in International Studies.
David Gregory – Family
He was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles, and nurtured in Encino and Van Nuys, California, as the son of Carolyn, an account manager, and Don Gregory (formerly Don Ginsburg), a film and theater producer. His dad was a devout Jew, and his mom was a devout Catholic from Ireland.
Gregory and Beth Wilkinson, a Methodist, have been married since June 2000.
What is Gregory Salary?
His earnings are predicted to be $4million.
Gregory Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
David Gregory Career
Gregory started working for KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona, as a summer reporter when he was 18 years old. Gregory worked for KCRA-TV, an NBC station in Sacramento, California.
Wilkinson is a former federal prosecutor, Fannie Mae executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, as well as a lawyer representing four of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides in the FBI’s email investigation. Gregory and Wilkinson met when Gregory was investigating the Oklahoma City bombing as a reporter and Wilkinson was the prosecutor in charge of the case.
Gregory wrote the book “How’s Your Faith?” on his spiritual journey with Judaism, growing up with interfaith parents, and marrying a Christian. In September of 2015, it was officially published.
When George W. Bush ran for president in 2000, NBC added Gregory to the press corps covering him. During the campaign, Bush hosted a party aboard the campaign jet for Gregory’s 30th birthday, complete with cake. Gregory was dubbed “Stretch” by Bush due to his height (6’5″) and “Dancing Man” by Bush due to Gregory’s proclivity for displaying his dance talents on occasion.
Gregory joined NBC as a White House correspondent after the election. For his coverage of Bush’s first 100 days, the conservative Media Research Center voted him “Best White House Correspondent.” Gregory held this role until December 2008, when he moved to Meet the Press. A baby shower for Gregory’s children was attended by Michael Chertoff, a Bush appointee. He also appeared in a comedy for the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. with Karl Rove, Bush’s main advisor.
From 2003 through 2014, Gregory served as Lester Holt’s substitute co-anchor on Weekend Today. From 2005 until 2014, he filled in for Matt Lauer on Today. Gregory was the host of News Chat, Crosstalk NBC, and Newsfront on MSNBC from 1998 to 2000.
Nightly News on NBC
From 2005 to 2014, Gregory also stepped in on NBC News Weekend Nightly News and NBC Nightly News.
In the Morning, Imus
After the Don Imus issue with the Rutgers University basketball team, Gregory also replaced the Imus in the Morning time slot on MSNBC while the network looked for a permanent presenter. For one week in May, he worked as a guest host on MSNBC’s morning show (which was also broadcast on WFAN). “Gregory Live” was the name of the morning radio show.
Gregory presented a show on MSNBC weekday evenings from March 17, 2008, through December 5, 2008, which succeeded Tucker Carlson’s Tucker. Until the 2008 presidential election, the show was known as “Race for the White House.” The show was renamed 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue beginning November 5, 2008. Gregory was replaced by David Shuster, who took over as presenter of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on December 15, 2008.
In 2008, he was the anchor for MSNBC’s election coverage.
Gregory was appointed as an anchor on MSNBC for the presidential debates and the 2008 election as a result of internal MSNBC staff strife. He appeared as a presidential election pundit alongside Rachel Maddow, Eugene Robinson, Chris Matthews, and Keith Olbermann on November 4–5. In 2009, Gregory conducted interviews with Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, and Robert Gates, the Defense Secretary.
Meet the Press
Gregory took over as moderator of Meet the Press on December 14, 2008, after being introduced by temporary moderator Tom Brokaw. His popularity dwindled, and he was replaced in 2014.
During Gregory’s time at Meet the Press, the show’s ratings hit a 21-year low, and it was consistently ranked third among Sunday morning news shows.
According to the Washington Post, NBC engaged a “psychological specialist” to evaluate Mr. Gregory. NBC did not deny this, stating that it had recruited a “brand consultant” to assess Gregory’s audience connection. Gregory announced his departure from NBC on August 14, 2014, with Chuck Todd taking over his hosting duties. Gregory was paid $4 million to quit NBC, according to the New York Post, and he signed a non-disparagement provision.
Andrea Mitchell, who presented Meet the Press on August 17, 2014, paid a quick homage to Gregory’s NBC career, saying, “In 20 years with NBC News, David has done it all.” Over the years, David has remained loyal to the program’s and NBC News’ traditions over the years.
Gregory was hired as a political pundit by CNN for the 2016 presidential election season in the United States.