Joe Scarborough denied on Thursday that he and his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski have been pushing to replace David Gregory on "Meet the Press."
Page Six reported on Wednesday that Gregory's run at the Sunday show could be up right after the midterm elections. Since then, rumors have been swirling about who might take his place. Several media outlets reported that the top contenders include NBC News’ chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd as well as the "Morning Joe" duo.
Lloyd Grove at the Daily Beast reported that NBC sources told him that Scarborough and Brzezinski had been "aggressively angling" to replace Gregory, stating that they "believed they had an understanding" with NBC News that they would claim the spot. NBC insiders also said that the network was hesitant to put Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, at the head of a traditionally nonpartisan show, Page Six reported.
Scarborough said in a tweet Thursday that the rumors were "false."
There have been numerous stories with NBC News sources saying that Mika and I have been "aggressively angling" for MTP. That is false.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) July 24, 2014