Chris Wallace: "Traditional 'Meet The Press' Audience Will Shop Around"

01/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Nicholas Graham Huffington Post

Chris Wallace celebrates his fifth year with the Fox News Channel this Sunday. TV Newser caught up with Wallace and asked him about his new competitor, David Gregory. Wallace sees some poaching opportunities:

TVNewser: As a former Meet the Press moderator (1987-88), what are your thoughts on Gregory possibly being named host of the program?

Wallace: I like David, I think he's a very effective broadcaster. I think he'll do well. But -- and I think he'd be the first to admit it -- he's not Tom Brokaw and he's not Tim Russert.

And I think that some of the traditional Meet the Press audience will shop around.

HuffPost's Danny Shea broke the news that Gregory had been selected as Tim Russert's successor at "Meet the Press."