NEW YORK (AP) -- Embattled "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory is tweeting that he is leaving NBC.
In tweets posted Thursday afternoon, Gregory said he is leaving the network as he arrived at it, "humbled and grateful."
"Meet the Press" has fallen to third place since he took it over in 2008. His departure had been rumored for months.
I leave NBC as I came - humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is . (1 of 2)— David Gregory (@davidgregory) August 14, 2014
(2 of 2) I have great respect for my colleagues at NBC News and wish them all well. To the viewers, I say thank you.— David Gregory (@davidgregory) August 14, 2014