Chuck Todd replacing David Gregory as "Meet The Press" host

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Chuck Todd is taking over as the moderator of NBC's "Meet The Press."

Todd will replace David Gregory, who has hosted the show for the past six years.

"Under his leadership the show has had a string of exclusives, and David has shown a remarkable gift for holding leaders to account and getting answers on issues that matter to our audience," NBC News President Deborah Turness wrote in an email to her staff. "He is an outstanding journalist whose sharp intellect and quick sense of humor have made him a pleasure to work with."

"I leave NBC as I came - humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is," Gregory tweeted Thursday afternoon. "I have great respect for my colleagues at NBC News and wish them all well. To the viewers, I say thank you."

Todd will take over as host on September 7. He will hand over his roles as NBC's chief White House correspondent and as anchor of MSNBC's "Daily Rundown."