Kristen Welker to become first Black moderator of Meet the Press

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FILE - Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News appears during the second and final presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 22, 2020. Welker will replace Chuck Todd, who said on Sunday, June 4, 2023 that he'll be leaving “Meet the Press” after a tumultuous near-decade of moderating the NBC political panel show. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Kristen Welker will make history as the first Black moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press after the network selected her to replace the Sunday morning political panel show’s current moderator Chuck Todd.

On June 4, Todd announced his departure, saying, “I’ve watched too many friends and family let work consume them before it was too late.”

Rumors swirled that Todd, 51, would leave the show when its executive producer was reassigned last summer, the Associated Press reports.

There’s no indication that the network asked him to step down. It’s unclear exactly when Welker, 46, will take the helm from Todd, whose tenure as moderator began in 2014.


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