Report: Meet the Press Will Dump David Gregory After the Midterms

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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 7: (AFP OUT)  David Gregory listens during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios December 7, 2008 in Washington, DC. NBC announced that David Gregory has been chosen to succeed the late Tim Russert and interim moderator Tom Brokaw to become the new moderator and managing editor of the show.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press) *** Local Caption *** David Gregory
Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Here's the latest gossip from the surprisingly catty world of Sunday morning talk shows: According to "Page Six," Meet the Press plans to replace host David Gregory soon after the midterms, as viewership has dropped 43 percent since he took the job. "The discussion is whether to make a change before or after the midterm elections," said an NBC source. "Just after the midterms would give the new moderator time to settle in." An NBC spokesperson responded, "We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did." That's probably good advice, as the item also mentions Joe Scarborough as a potential successor. Meet the Press would have a lot of fun doing that psychological evaluation.