NBC President Deborah Turness sent out an internal memo to the staff telling them not to believe all those things you are reading about Meet the Press Moderator David Gregory.
Turness calls that report ludicrous and says she stands behind Gregory and Meet the Press. Even if it is sucking wind in the ratings.
Here's her memo:
There has been a great deal written about Meet the Press in the past few days, much of it quite ludicrous.
I wanted to reach out to reiterate my support for the show and for David, now and into the future, as we work together to evolve the format.
Unfortunately, some of the chatter has been vindictive, personal and above all – untrue.
NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of Meet the Press. He is passionate about politics, and is committed to getting answers for our viewers on the issues that matter to them the most.
Meet the Press has always been the must-stop place where news is made and critical conversations take place – and we will continue that charge while at the same time adapting and innovating with new ideas on all platforms and connecting what’s happening in Washington to Americans across the country. David is at the helm of these changes and will lead you and the program on the journey ahead.
Thank you for the work that you do. I am so grateful to have such a talented team driving this special program.