David Gregory re-ups as 'Meet the Press' host

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NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News says David Gregory has re-upped as host of "Meet the Press."

The network shared few details Thursday, describing the new deal as "a long-term commitment."

Gregory called it "a great vote of confidence from NBC."

He said his first four years in the moderator's chair passed quickly. He added: "It feels like we're just getting started."

The 42-year-old Gregory began as host of the Sunday morning public-affairs program in December 2008. He succeeded the late Tim Russert.

Before that, Gregory was chief White House correspondent during the presidency of George W. Bush. Gregory joined NBC News in 1995.

Gregory is only the 10th permanent host of "Meet the Press," which is the longest-running program on network television. It premiered in 1947.

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