Chuck Todd to Leave NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ After 9 Years

Chuck Todd announces he's leaving NBC's 'Meet the Press' after 9 years

In a surprising announcement, Chuck Todd, the moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, revealed that he will be stepping down from his position after nine years. Todd, 51, made the announcement during Sunday’s broadcast, expressing his desire to prioritize his personal life and give someone else an opportunity to take the helm.

Todd shared, “I’ve seen too many loved ones lose themselves to work, and I made a promise to my family that I wouldn’t let that happen to me. It’s time for me to take a step back.” He also expressed confidence in his colleague Kristen Welker, currently a White House correspondent for NBC, who will be taking over as the new moderator of Meet the Press.

For Todd, passing the baton to Welker is a fitting end to his time on the show. He expressed, “I’ve always hoped that it would end this way, with me passing the baton to her. I have complete trust in her abilities.”

Kristen Welker prepares to take over as moderator of Meet the Press

While Todd may be leaving Meet the Press, he won’t be leaving the political scene altogether. He intends to stay with NBC and lend his expertise to guide and support his colleagues during the upcoming 2024 campaign season and beyond. Todd stated, “I may not be on the show anymore, but I still have a role to play in navigating the political landscape.”

Welker’s appointment as the new moderator of Meet the Press is groundbreaking. She will be the first Black moderator of the show and the first woman to host since Martha Rountree in 1953. This milestone reflects the increasing diversity and inclusion in the media industry.

The news of Chuck Todd’s departure and Kristen Welker’s upcoming role has generated excitement and curiosity among viewers. It signifies a new era for Meet the Press, and people are eager to see what Welker will bring to the table.v