Leadership


David Gregory

Director

David Gregory’s career in journalism began when he was 18. Over the last 25 years, his work has taken him across the country and around the world. He is now a political analyst on CNN and the host of the David Gregory podcast featuring interviews with newsmakers and thought leaders. David is also a sought after speaker on politics world affairs as well as faith since the release of his book, How’s Your Faith?, a critically acclaimed memoir about his attempts to deepen his own faith amid the rough and tumble of broadcast news.

Best known for his nearly twenty years at NBC News, David served for six years as the moderator of Meet the Press and Chief White House Correspondent during the entire Presidency of George W. Bush. As a correspondent, David covered the trials of OJ Simpson and Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh as well as other breaking news around the country.

He contributed anchoring duties to all the network’s major programs including Today and Nightly News and served as a political analyst.

Gregory traveled with President Bush on 9-11 and during Mr. Bush’s first visit to Ground Zero after the attacks. From the White House Gregory covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and earned a reputation as the toughest questioner in the press corps.

At Meet the Press, David scored a string of exclusive interviews generating headlines across the world, including the interview with Vice President Joe Biden which represented a major shift by the administration on gay marriage. David also broadcast from Afghanistan after conducting the first interview with General David Petraeus once he took up his position leading US forces there. During the 2012 campaign he moderated a debate among the Republican candidates as part of a special broadcast and conducted interviews with numerous foreign heads of state.

David was a staple of the network’s special coverage at NBC-anchoring the breaking news of Osama Bin Laden’s capture and death and was a key player in election night coverage spanning four Presidential cycles.

David serves a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for American University’s School of International Service and serves on the board of Martha’s Table, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and family supports in Washington DC. He lives in Washington DC with his three children and his wife, the litigator Beth Wilkinson.