NBC will keep its Sunday newsmaker show “Meet the Press” a family affair, bringing aboard Luke Russert, the son of the late and much-loved “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert, to serve as a regular panelist on the show, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
The effort is part of the network’s attempt to turn around what the Post calls a “catastrophic ratings slide.”
As previously reported, NBC News named Chuck Todd to moderate the show, ousting David Gregory after the show endured a decline in ratings.
Luke Russert, 29, currently works as NBC’s congressional correspondent.
“Meet the Press” will also bring aboard “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough. Todd will make his debut this Sunday.