David Gregory Opens Up About NBC Split

Former NBC "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory attends NBC News' Education Nation Job One Panel Discussion at Georgia Aquarium on May 7, 2012, in Atlanta. MOSES ROBINSON/GETTY IMAGES FOR NBCUNIVERSAL
Former NBC “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory attends NBC News’ Education Nation Job One Panel Discussion at Georgia Aquarium on May 7, 2012, in Atlanta. MOSES ROBINSON/GETTY IMAGES FOR NBCUNIVERSAL

For the first time since his public departure from NBC News last August, former White House correspondent and “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory is breaking his silence saying, “I don’t miss NBC.”

“I don’t miss being there. It was just the wrong atmosphere for me,” he said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”

After a 20-year career, Gregory describes his ouster as publicly humiliating and a situation that was handled poorly by the news network.

Ahead of his departure, rumors began to swell in the press.

Initially, NBC president Deborah Turness stood behind Gregory, but eventually leaks reportedly coming from within NBC became too much to quell.

Gregory was on his way to pick up his kids from summer camp in New Hampshire when he received a phone call from an NBC News exec telling him his run on “Meet the Press” was, in fact, over.

He also learned that he would not be moderating a final show, for what Gregory said was fear he might put the network through another “Ann Curry moment.”

“NBC was concerned that if they let me have a last show to thank the audience that I was going to somehow go after them,” he said. “They wanted to avoid that. That was never going to happen. So they leaked the fact that they had made a decision for me to go.”

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Source: CBS News

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