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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Kristen Welker Set to Become First Black 'Meet the Press' Host


September 21, 2023

Kristen Welker takes on the top spot on Meet the Press

Chuck Todd hosted his final episode of "Meet the Press" on NBC, handing the reigns over to White House Correspondent Kristen Welker, who will make history as the first Black person to host the iconic program.

Todd announced earlier this year that he would leave the show he has hosted since 2014. He mentioned feeling concerned about this moment in history but reassured by the standards they have set for the show. On his final show, which aired on Sunday, Sept. 10, Todd thanked his viewers and team and offered a glimpse of what the show would look like with Welker as host.

"The last nine years a...

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