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Brian Williams

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Brian Williams

Anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004 add

Category: Literature

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (48%), U.S. (18%), America (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: NBC, MSNBC, Lester Holt

Linked to: Brookdale Community College, The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, Mater Dei High School

 

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Brian Williams was born in 1959 add something

 

"'Brian Douglas Williams"' is the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News", the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004 add something


1986

Williams married his wife, Jane Gillan Williams at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Connecticut on June 7, 1986 add something


1999

In 1999, Williams was the studio host of the first NASCAR race ever shown on NBC, the Pennzoil 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway add something


2002

Tom Brokaw - In 2002, NBC announced that Brokaw would retire as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" following the 2004 Presidential election, to be succeeded by Brian Williams


2004

In 2004, Brian Williams was forced to apologize to black journalists, after telling a magazine that there were bigger issues than newsroom diversity add something


2005

Howard Reig - Although he retired from NBC on March 25, 2005, he was still heard on "Nightly News" until December 14, 2007 when anchor Brian Williams announced a new voice "that you all know" will debut as the new announcer beginning December 17, 2007


2007

Williams appeared on "Sesame Street" in a 2007 episode, announcing the word of the day, squid, in a special broadcast add something

 

"Nightly News" fell behind ABC's "World News" in the first half of 2007 add something

 

He appeared on the "Weekend Update" segment of "Saturday Night Live" before hosting the program on November 3, 2007 add something

 

Maya Rudolph - Her final show was on November third, 2007, with host Brian Williams and musical guest Feist, the last episode before the writers' strike


2008

Williams appeared on "Sesame Street" again in a 2008 episode reporting for "Sesame Street Nightly News" about the Mine-itis outbreak where he becomes a victim of it add something


2009

He was the host of the 2009 Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala add something


2010

On February 22, 2010, while providing coverage of the Winter Olympics, Williams did a skit with Brian Willias, the Canadian sportscaster of CTV's on the CTV Olympic set add something

 

Stand Up to Cancer - The telethon returned on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8/7c with hosts Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams


2011

This became noticeable publicly during the Giants 2011 Super Bowl run during which Williams was noted for not only openly discussing his fandom, but wearing a New York Giants jersey underneath his sports jacket and over his dress shirt and tie, similar to a sweater add something

 

During an appearance on July 26, 2011, Williams demonstrated a skilled vocal impersonation of TV personality Regis Philbin add something

 

Jeff Lynne - On 31 December 2011, Brian Williams reported on NBC New Year's Eve with Carson Daly that "2012 releases will include rare new work from Jeff Lynne


2012

A 2012 promo for "Rock Center with Brian Williams" features a baseball motif, with the journalists' jerseys add something

 

In April 2012, on the West Coast installment of the 30 Rock season 6 live show, Williams portrayed a news anchor covering the Apollo 13 story add something

 

In May 2012, Williams spoke at The George Washington University commencement on the National Mall add something


2013

He was the commencement speaker for Elon University's graduating class of 2013 of which his son Douglas was a member add something

 

NBC cancelled Rock Center on May 10, 2013, after low ratings and having trouble finding a permanent time slot for the program add something

 

Ari Emanuel - In March 2013, it was revealed that Emanuel was unhappy with an interview of him and his two brothers conducted by NBC anchor Brian Williams


2015

In 2015, Williams recanted a story he had told about being aboard a helicopter hit by RPG fire and forced to land on March 24, 2003, during the U.S. invasion of Iraq add something

 

His initial and subsequent reportings of the incident indicated that a helicopter in front of his was hit by the RPG. However, during the "NBC Nightly News" broadcast on January 30, 2015 Williams inaccurately recounted the incident stating that it was the helicopter he was on that was "hit and crippled by enemy fire" add something

 

On February 4, 2015, during the Wednesday broadcast of "Nightly News", Williams apologized, stating that he made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago, and extended his respect and apology to the "brave men and women in the air crews who were in the desert add something

 

On February 10, 2015, Turness announced Williams' suspension from "Nightly News" for six months without pay add something

 

In April 2015, an anonymous source claimed that NBC's internal probe of Williams' reporting had found at least 11 instances where he either embellished facts or bent the truth, including Williams' coverage of Arab Spring protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square add something

 

"The New York Times" reported in May 2015 that Williams withdrew "from hosting a broadcast honoring those who support U.S. veterans and military families," which was filmed in January 2015 add something

 

A subsequent investigation by NBC found that Williams had made a "number of inaccurate statements about his own role" in events he reported over the years and in June 2015, he was reassigned to breaking news and special events coverage on MSNBC, with Lester Holt being named as the permanent anchor of "NBC Nightly News" add something

 

Williams returned to the air on September 22, 2015, on MSNBC, anchoring the coverage of the touchdown of Pope Francis in the U.S. at the beginning of his six-day visit add something

 

In his time back at MSNBC he has covered Pope Francis' visit to America, the Umpqua Community College shooting, Hurricane Joaquin, the November 2015 Paris attacks, and press conferences by the President add something

 

Lester Holt - As a result of controversy involving Brian Williams, Williams announced on February 7, 2015 that he would take a temporary leave of absence from anchoring the Nightly News and that Lester Holt would cover in his absence

 

Lester Holt - As of February 9, 2015, he is the interim weeknight "NBC Nightly News" anchor, filling in for suspended primary anchor Brian Williams

 

Michael Douglas - On February 10, 2015, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced that anchor Brian Williams would be suspended from "NBC Nightly News" for six months without pay for having misrepresented the Iraq War helicopter incident

 

MSNBC - In June 2015, it was announced that Brian Williams would join MSNBC as breaking news anchor

 

Lester Holt - On June 18, 2015, Holt was made the permanent anchor of " & NBC Nightly News" after NBC decided to keep Brian Williams as MSNBC breaking news anchor and reporter and fill-in NBC_News breaking news anchor and reporter


2016

In January 2016, Williams added the role of Chief Elections Anchor for MSNBC, and sequentially debuted in the new role during coverage of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses add something

 

Mark Halperin - In November 2016, Brian Williams said Halperin had "gone out of his way" to give Trump favourable coverage


2017

On April 7, 2017, Williams referred to footage of missiles being fired from a US warship as "beautiful pictures" add something