David Gregory was the moderator of Meet the Press, America's longest-running television program. At Meet the Press, Gregory reported from Afghanistan, landing the first network interview with General David Petraeus after he took command of US and NATO forces there. Gregory has also dedicated hour-long programs to examine the health care debate, the war in Afghanistan and the Gulf oil spill.
Since joining NBC News in 1995, Gregory has served as a correspondent based in Chicago and Los Angeles, covering the OJ Simpson trials and the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
He first came to Washington in 1998 to cover the Clinton impeachment story for MSNBC and went on to serve as NBC's Chief White House Correspondent for eight years during the Presidency of George W. Bush.
Gregory has covered three presidential campaigns and reported extensively on the aftermath of 9-11, including the run up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from both Washington and around the world.
He is a contributor to other NBC News and MSNBC programs such as Today, Nightly News and Morning Joe and frequently moderates political and foreign policy discussions for nonpartisan groups like the Brookings Institution.
In naming him one of Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists during his coverage of the White House, Washingtonian magazine labeled Gregory the firebrand in the front row.
Since joining NBC News in 1995, Gregory has served as a correspondent based in Chicago and Los Angeles covering the OJ Simpson trials and the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
In David Gregory's upcoming book How's your faith? he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life's most important questions: who do we want to be and what do we believe?
While David was covering the White House, he had the unusual experience of being asked by President George W. Bush "How's your faith?"
David's answer was just emerging. Raised by a Catholic mother and a Jewish dad, he had a strong sense of Jewish cultural and ethnic identity, but no real belief-until his marriage to a Protestant woman of strong faith inspired him to explore his spirituality for himself and his growing family.
David's journey has taken him inside Christian mega-churches and into the heart of Orthodox Judaism. He's gone deep into Bible study and asked tough questions of America's most thoughtful religious leaders, including evangelical preacher Joel Osteen and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Catholic Archbishop of New York. It has brought him back to his childhood, where belief in God might have helped him through his mother's struggle with alcoholism, and through a difficult period of public scrutiny and his departure from NBC News, which saw his faith tested like never before.
This will be a fascinating evening with one of the leading journalists. Early RSVPs are suggested.