Chuck Todd, host and moderator of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’, will step down

Chuck Todd, host and moderator of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’, announced he will step down in September.

Transition of hosts: Todd will hand over hosting duties to NBC’s chief White House correspondent, Kristen Welker.
* Todd has been hosting the show since 2014, taking over from former host David Gregory.
* Welker expressed her gratitude and said she’s “humbled and grateful” to take over.

Reflecting on his role: Todd shared his love for his job, ~~”helping to explain America to Washington and explain Washington to America.”~~
* He said, ~~”this is going to be my final summer here at Meet the Press.”~~

New role for Todd: He will remain at NBC as chief political analyst and will focus on long-form journalism.
* Meet the Press debuted in 1947 and is America’s longest continuously running TV show.

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