We have a special interest in what happens at NBC’s Meet the Press, because former Hartford Courant reporter Carrie Budoff Brown is the senior vice president of the marquee show and its extended brand.
There are growing – Brian Stelter sized rumors – that Chuck Todd, the current host of the Sunday show, may lose his position. Low ratings would be the primary causation. Using his pen as a prop to denote special insight into subject matter is only a secondary concern.
Reports suggest Kristen Welker is being groomed to take over. She was one of a trio of female reporters who rose in stature inside NBC News with their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign(Hallie Jackson(WFSB) and Katy Tur are the other two).
Whatever happens at Meet, Budoff Brown will be at the center of the decision making.