Stolid, competent NBC political director Chuck Todd just got his consolation prize for being passed over as host of Meet the Press: the network named him the new chief White House Correspondent.

So basically Todd is replacing David Gregory, the smug Karl Rove dance partner who did get the MTP gig. That's nice and all for Chuck Todd, but you have to feel bad for him for losing out to a guy like Gregory, who—according to scientists—does not possess a personality. FishbowlDC says "the entire newsroom cheered loudly" for Todd. They're glad David Gregory is gone, you see. [Pic via]