During her debut, the show aired a pre-taped interview between Welker and former President Donald Trump, which was his first appearance on NBC in over four years as well as his first broadcast TV interview since leaving the White House.
She reported on three administrations and received rave reviews for her part in moderating a 2020 presidential debate between Trump and President Joe Biden.
During a send-off for Chuck Todd, Welker offered a peek into her approach as moderator.
“I want to approach this as a reporter,” she said. “That’s who I am, that’s who I’ve always been. I’ve traveled all over the world with all of these presidents, and I really want to bring that to the show every Sunday to make sure that we are giving our viewers the information that they need.”
Read more about Kristen Welker’s debut as the new moderator of Meet the Press on Sunday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.