David Gregory to Speak at Congress of Cities

The National League of Cities is proud to announce David Gregory as the keynote speaker for the Saturday afternoon general session at the Congress of Cities and Exposition. A renowned journalist and former White House correspondent, Gregory will cap off a conference dedicated to helping city leaders explore the future of cities by sharing his perspective and insights on politics, current affairs, and the role of mass media in society.

As the host and moderator of NBC's Meet the Press, David Gregory had a remarkable gift for holding leaders to account and getting answers on issues that mattered to audiences. He has been a fixture on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, MSNBC, and MSNBC.com.  He has anchored the weekend editions of Nightly News and Today and can often be seen and heard on Hardball with Chris Matthews Show. In 2005 he was awarded an Emmy with his colleagues for his coverage of President Ronald Reagan's death and funeral.

As chief White House correspondent, Gregory led the network's coverage of the George W. Bush presidency beginning in 2001, traveling with President Bush on every major foreign trip and visiting nearly every state in the nation during the presidential campaigns of 2000 and 2004. He was the only network correspondent to tour ground zero with President Bush, and he reported exclusively from Afghanistan while traveling with Vice President Dick Cheney to the inauguration of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. 

David Gregory offers sharp observations and accounts of being one of the president's most necessary challengers and litmus testers. He is sure to close the Congress of Cities with thought-provoking stories, insights, and challenges for city leaders to take into the future.

Visit the conference website for the full event program, and register today to ensure your opportunity to hear David Gregory this November in Austin! The early bird registration deadline is September 30th.