Chuck Todd leaving NBC political panel show 'Meet the Press' and being replaced by Kristen Welker

Olde Hornet

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Congratulations and good luck to Kristen Welker

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Todd said on Sunday that he'll be leaving “Meet the Press” after a tumultuous near-decade of moderating the NBC political panel show, to be replaced in the coming months by Kristen Welker.

Todd, 51, told viewers that “I've watched too many friends and family let work consume them before it was too late” and that he'd promised his family he wouldn't do that.

Todd has often been an online punching bag for critics, including Donald Trump, during a polarized time, and there were rumors that his time at the show would be short when its executive producer was reassigned at the end of last summer, but NBC gave no indication this was anything other than Todd’s decision. It's unclear when Todd's last show will be, but he told viewers that this would be his final summer.

“I leave feeling concerned about this moment in history but reassured by the standards we've set here,” Todd said. “We didn't tolerate propagandists, and this network and program never will.”

Welker, a former chief White House correspondent, has been at NBC News in Washington since 2011 and has been Todd's chief fill-in for the past three years. She drew praise for moderating the final presidential debate between Trump, a Republican, and Joe Biden, a Democrat, in 2020.
Getting a politician to give you a straight answer is not as simple as it sounds. Maybe Kristen Welker knows how to ask follow-up questions or politely ask politicians to answer the question that was asked.
Interesting...even though I despise politics, I still try to keep abreast of what is happening as I've always felt one needs to know how pieces on the world's chessboard are moving. With all that being said, I've kinda liked Chuck Todd's moderating style. Meet the Press has probably been the only mainstream type of news that I actually look forward to watching. I always felt I had at least a general knowledge of what is going on politically or at least what the powers that be would like us all to see.

For now I'll just stay tuned....
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They coulda kept Chuck Todd if Welker was just going to get rolled over.
She just started, first day on the job and you want her to come out swing. Especially against someone as bad as him. Could she have gone a little tougher, sure, but give her a couple a little time.
Now this is who they should have gotten: