Brian Williams To Host Sunday's 'Meet The Press'

Brian Williams (withTim Russert in the foreground) Brian Williams (withTim Russert in the foreground)

In the wake of Tim Russert’s death, Brian Williams will host NBC’s “Meet the Press” this Sunday, Access Hollywood has learned.

Russert had hosted the political forum since 1991, making him the longest serving host of the program.

Russert, the NBC News Washington Bureau Chief, died on June 13 inside the bureau. He was 58.

Although Williams, who is currently the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” will moderate the program, no decisions on a permanent replacement have been made.

Among the names speculated as a possible successor to Russert include Williams, Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Katie Couric, and perhaps Tom Brokaw as a temporary replacement though the November presidential election.

“Meet the Press” is the longest running series in TV history, having been running on the air continuously since 1947.

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