NBC denies David Gregory is to be fired from 'Meet The Press'
Published Jul 6 2012, 16:52 BST | By Justin Harp
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NBC has denied that David Gregory
will be fired as host of Meet the Press
The Peacock Network responded to a gossip item published by website The Daily
, which claimed that Gregory was to be sacked due to falling ratings.Meet The Press
has long been the Sunday morning ratings winner, but recently it has struggled to top CBS's news hour Face The Nation
An unnamed source claimed that NBC has also been unhappy with Gregory's performance since he took over for the late Tim Russert in 2008.
"The rumours recklessly reported by The Daily
are categorically untrue," an NBC spokesperson told the New York Daily News
NBC's representative also insisted that CBS's Face The Nation
has been successful largely due to "gimmickry".
There has been a large shake-up within NBC's news division in recent weeks. Ann Curry was sacked
as co-anchor of the channel's flagship morning show Today
last week, apparently at the behest of her on-air partner
Savannah Guthrie, formerly an NBC legal analyst, is to officially replace Curry
on Monday (July 9)'s edition of Today