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NBC’s Chuck Todd officially steps down as host of ‘Meet the Press’

NBC host Chuck Todd marked his last day as the host of “Meet the Press” on Sunday as Kristen Welker, NBC’s White House correspondent, will take over for the long-running Sunday show. 

“The last nine years as moderator of the longest running show on television has been the honor of my professional life, and as I prepare to pass the baton to the next custodian, it is a privilege to pass it to someone who needs no introduction,” he said. 

Todd thanked his viewers, his team and previewed the show’s next chapter with Welker as host.

“I am ready, Chuck, and I just want to say I am also so thankful and grateful to you for this moment for entrusting me with this monumental, important role. I take this responsibility so seriously. I’m ready because you have helped me get ready, Chuck. You are someone who invests in the people that you care about and you have invested in me and I am so eternally grateful for that. I’ve said it before, I think it bears repeating. You brought me to D.C., you taught me just about everything I know about politics,” Welker said. 

Chuck Todd

NBC’s Chuck Todd announced that Sunday was his last day as the host of “Meet the Press.” (Screenshot/NBC)

The out-going host asked him why Democrats shouldn’t consider him as a potential candidate if Biden ends up not running.

“Well I think the vice president is naturally the one lined up, the filing deadlines are quickly coming to pass and I think we need to move past this notion that he’s not going to run, President Biden is going to run and I’m looking forward to getting him re-elected. There’s been so much wallowing in the last few months and hammering and even disrespect and we’re gearing up for the campaign and we’re looking forward to it,” he said. 

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Hanna Panreck is an associate editor at Fox News.


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