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Chuck Todd quittera ‘Meet the Press’. Kristen Welker sera la prochaine présentatrice.

Chuck Todd, a mainstay in Washington as moderator of “Meet the Press,” will step down from the show in the coming months. NBC News’ co-chief White House correspondent Kristen Welker will take his place.

Chuck Todd, the host and moderator of the public affairs talk show « Meet the Press, » has announced that he will step down this year after nine years of hosting the show. Todd will remain at NBC in a new role as chief political analyst, where he will focus on long-form journalism and serve as a key voice during coverage of major events. Kristen Welker, NBC News’ co-chief White House correspondent, will succeed him as the new host of « Meet the Press. » Welker is the second woman and the first Black journalist to moderate the show.

During his tenure, Todd was at the helm of the show during some of the most seminal political events of the last decade, including the final years of President Barack Obama’s administration, the 2016 presidential campaign and the election of Donald Trump, and the aftermath of the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Todd saw himself as a custodian of the show and wanted to leave it in better shape for the next person. In his remarks during Sunday’s broadcast, Todd said he was ready to step back in part because Welker has been « ready for this for a long time. »

Welker joined NBC News in 2010 and became a mainstay in the White House briefing room. She’s covered the last three presidential elections, traveled around the world with top political leaders, and moderated the final 2020 debate between Trump and President Joe Biden. In 2020 she was named the co-host of « Weekend Today. » Welker will take over the show as the 2024 presidential campaign heats up and prepares to enter the primary season.

« Meet the Press » is the longest-running show on American television, celebrating its 75th anniversary last year. It has led its rival shows in total viewers for more than eight years and won its first Emmy during Todd’s tenure for a special report titled « Schools, America, and Race. » Todd expanded the program’s broadcast and digital footprint to include a weekly podcast, a blog, and an annual film festival. He also helped launch and hosted « MTP Daily, » a weekday version of the show that aired on MSNBC before moving to the streaming service NBC News Now last year.

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