Brian Williams Reportedly Done as 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor, But Will Remain at NBCUniversal
By Zach Seemayer
Brian Williams will not be returning to the NBC Nightly News anchor desk, but it looks like he won't be leaving the NBCUniversal family for good.
According to multiple reports, an agreement has been reached between NBC and the long-time newsman that will keep him employed within NBCUniversal. However, he won't be returning as news anchor or managing editor of the Nightly News after his six-month suspension comes to an end in August.
Williams started out at NBC in 1993, filling various roles early on, including weekend anchor on the NBC Nightly News from 1993-99. From 1996 to 2004, he led a MSNBC show, The News With Brian Williams, before getting promoted to anchor and managing editor of Nightly News. He also led the weekly primetime newsmagazine, Rock Center With Brian Williams, from 2011-13 for NBC.
The investigation uncovered several other instances in which it is believed Williams fabricated details while reporting from the field. However, these instances – discovered during an internal investigation – have not been publicly released or detailed.