Former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory got a tidy sum on his way out the door at NBC, according to a report by the New York Post’s Page Six. Gregory was reportedly given $4 million to leave the network and sign a non-disparagement contract.
Gregory, 43, was cut from the program last week, and will be replaced by NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd. The change comes after Gregory hosted the newsmaker show for six years, with the program suffering from declining ratings during that time.
“A source said Gregory’s contract extended into next year, so NBC had to pay him for the rest of the term, plus an extra fee to ensure his silence,” the piece adds.