Peabody-Winning Former ‘Meet the Press’ Host Dead at 90

Feb 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Newsman Bill Monroe, a onetime moderator of NBC’s "Meet the Press," has died at the age of 90, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Monroe died Thursday in a nursing home in Washington, D.C., of complications from hypertension.

Monroe was NBC’s Washington Bureau chief in the 1960s. He later worked on the “Today” show, and in 1972 won a Peabody Award. He replaced Lawrence Spivak as host of "Meet the Press" in 1975 and remained with the show until 1984, interviewing the era’s top newsmakers.

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