Chuck Todd to get replaced by Kristen Welker on NBC's 'Meet the Press'

Out with the previous, in with the brand new

Chuck Todd introduced Sunday that he can be stepping down because the moderator of NBC’s famed political weekly present, “Meet the Press.” He might be changed within the position by NBC Information White Home correspondent Kristen Welker. 

Todd made the announcement on the finish of the newest episode, telling viewers, “Whereas at the moment just isn’t my closing present, that is going to be my closing summer season right here at ‘Meet the Press.'” Todd added that he was “actually happy with what this workforce and I’ve constructed during the last decade…I’ve liked a lot of this job, serving to to clarify America to Washington, and Washington to America.”

Todd has been the moderator of “Meet the Press” since 2014, taking on for David Gregory whereas additionally serving as NBC Information’ political director. He has not too long ago interviewed numerous high-profile politicians, together with Vice President Kamala Harris, former Vice President Mike Pence, Home Minority Chief Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), and extra. 

Whereas rumors swirled final 12 months that Todd’s time on the present was ending after its govt producer was reassigned, there was “no indication” that he was fired, and made the choice to step down himself, The Related Press reported. 

The 51-year-old Todd will stay on the outlet as a chief political analyst, NBC Information reported, the place he “will function a key voice each within the subject and through protection of main occasions” and “additionally deal with long-form journalism.”

It’s unclear precisely when Welker will take over the job. She first joined NBC in 2010 earlier than turning into a White Home correspondent the subsequent 12 months. Welker tweeted that she had “realized a lot from sitting with [Todd] on the anchor desk and easily experiencing his ardour for politics” and was “humbled and grateful to take the baton and proceed to construct on the legacy of ‘Meet the Press.'”