That's not good news for those of us who predicted everyone from Katie Couric to Tod Koppel. But that doesn't make it a bad choice.
In fact, Gregory has done an admirable job in various high-profile roles, including White House correspondent, fill-in host on "Today" and hosting his own MSNBC program. In fact, it's said he's the guy the network saw as successor to Matt Lauer on "Today".
I'd prefer to give Gregory a nudge in a different direction: How about a year on "Meet the Press" to solidify his chops, then promote him to anchor of the "Nightly News"?
Put current anchor Brian Williams on long-form features. They'd be perfect for his long-form questions and wordy introductions.