What do you know about David
Famous People Trivia
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1) David Michael Gregory was born on August 24, 1970 to Carolyn
Surtees, an account manager, and Don Gregory, a film and
Where was he born?
- Los Angeles, California
- Chicago, Illinois
- New York, New York
2) In 1992, Gregory graduated from college. While there, he
worked for the campus television station, and received a degree
in international studies.
What college did he attend?
- American University
University of Chicago
3) Gregory began his journalism
career at the age of 18 as a summer reporter for KGUN-TV in
4) Gregory was
assigned by NBC to the press corps covering George W. Bush when
he ran for president in 2000. During the campaign, Bush threw a
party for Gregory's 30th birthday, complete with cake, on the
campaign plane. Bush has nicknamed Gregory "Stretch" because of
his height (6'5"), and also "Dancing Man," for Gregory's
occasional propensity to display his dance moves.
5) Since June 2000, Gregory has been married to
former federal prosecutor and former Fannie Mae executive vice
president, general counsel and corporate secretary. They met
while Gregory was covering the Oklahoma City bombing as a
reporter and she was serving as prosecutor on the case. The
couple has a son and twins (one daughter and one son).
did he marry in June, 2000?
- A.B. Fox
- Helen Meadows
6) Who named Gregory 'Best White House
Correspondent' for his coverage of Bush's first 100 days?
- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
- Media Research Center
- Tightwire Media Research
7) Gregory has been the
substitute co-anchor of Weekend Today.
Who does he fill-in
for since 2003.
- Lester Holt
- Rachael Maddow
8) March 17, 2008, through December 5, 2008,
Gregory hosted a show on MSNBC weekday evenings, which replaced
Tucker Carlson's Tucker. The show was called Race for the White
House until the conclusion of the 2008 U.S. Presidential
election. From November 5, 2008, forward the show became known
as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Who was named as the new host for
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue starting with the December 15, 2008
- Chris Matthews
- Keith Olbermann
- David Shuster
9) Due to internal fighting among the staff at MSNBC,
Gregory was appointed as anchor on MSNBC during the Presidential
debates and the 2008 election. On November 4–5, he teamed with
MSNBC hosts to comment on presidential election.
one of the co-host?
- Chris Matthews
- Bill O’Reily
10) On January 23, 2009, a The Daily Beast
columnist stated that President Barack Obama still has not
discovered "this administration's David Gregory". She used
Gregory as a metaphor for a White House foil, and she described
this as a figure that could be interpreted as either "tough,
news-oriented, and no-nonsense or showy, superficial, and
Who was the Daily Beast columnist?
- Martha Hayes
- Theresa Williams