"Sometimes it is an over-simplification to talk about the speed of the news cycle. That is part of the problem. It is the attachment to narrative. In Washington political journalism, the narrative gets set early and then its built on," he told the audience.
"I leave NBC as I came — humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of Meet the Press was the highest honor there is. I have great respect for my colleagues at NBC News and wish them all well. To the viewers, I say thank you," Mr. Gregory said in a pair of tweets filed shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.