Brian Williams still has a job with NBC, but the once admired journalist will be downgrading his gig from prime time to cable. Williams was suspended for six months following an admission of lying about events he covered during an Iraq assignment. The suspension will be lifted in August.
According to the NYT, NBC is set to make an announcement today regarding Williams position with the network, allegedly he will not return as the anchor of Nightly New (Lester Holt will hold on to that job), but will be moved to MSNBC to the breaking news anchor, “He will be the face of MSNBC,” one source added.
We’ll want and see how he recovers from the lying controversy!
Update: It’s been confirmed. Williams released a statement, “I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust. I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he has always supported me. I am grateful for the chance to return to covering the news. My new role will allow me to focus on important issues and events in our country and around the world, and I look forward to it.”
Williams will sit down with The Today Show’s Matt Lauer on Friday.
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