NBC Names Brokaw Interim Meet the Press Host
Tom Brokaw by Tom Brokaw by Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com
Former NBC News anchor
has been named interim moderator of
Meet the Press
. He will moderate
beginning Sunday, June 29 and will serve in that post through November's presidental election.
died of a heart attack June 13. Brokaw also hosted a special
edition last week that recounted Russert's life and career. Current
Brokaw discussed taking over the moderator post with NBC News president Steve Capus while riding the train back from Washington to New York from Wednesday's memorial service for Russert.
"The plan is for me to be in place until they can find somebody who can take it over on a permanent basis," Brokaw said.
In addition to finding a full-time
moderator to take over following November's elections, NBC must find someone to fill Russert's shoes as Washington bureau chief. -
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