Friends say Matthews is wary of another up-and-comer, David Gregory, who last month was given a show at 6 o'clock, between airings of "Hardball." It is a common view around NBC that Gregory is trying out as a possible replacement for Matthews.The silver-haired Gregory carries a lot of stature for someone who is only 37 years old. Forget Matthews, he's probably going for Russert's job.
Apr 9, 2008
Gregory's rising star
Per Patrick Gavin's advance copy of this weekend's New York Times Magazine profile of Chris Matthews: