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Host of the Longest-Running Program on TV Receives 'Long-Term Commitment' From NBC AP

A veteran newsman has received what NBC News described as a “long-term commitment,” ensuring he will be back as host of one of the division’s signature shows. The Associated Press reports that the network renewed the contract of David Gregory, the host of "Meet the Press.”

NBC News didn't disclose the details of the contract. Gregory, 42, started as the host of the Sunday morning show in December 2008, succeeding the late Tim Russert, the story notes.

He's the 10th permanent host of the show, which first aired in 1947 and is the longest-running program on TV. Gregory has been with NBC News since 1995, serving as the network’s chief White House correspondent during the George W. Bush presidency.

He said his first four years at “Meet the Press” have gone fast. Calling the new pact “a great vote of confidence from NBC," Gregory added: "In some ways, it feels like we're just getting started."

He said he intends to continue hosting the show "for as long as they'll let me."

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