2008_12_dgreg.jpgNBC News' White House correspondent David Gregory was officially named moderator of "Meet the Press." When moderator Tim Russert died of a heart attack over the summer, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw was tapped as interim moderator as the network deliberated on a replacement. Those rumored to be on the list included NBC News' Gregory, Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd, as well as PBS's Gwen Ifill, but in recent days, it was leaked that NBC News was leaning towards Gregory. The 38-year-old, who appeared on MTP this morning, said, "I’m honored and deeply humbled as I take on this role. I’m filled with a great sense of purpose as I join a superb team to cover Washington and the world from a treasured platform in our country. Above all, I want to make Tim proud.” Gregory will continue on as a Today Show contributor and back-up dancer.