Report: Brian Williams Out As Anchor, But Will Stay With NBC

Report: Brian Williams Out As Anchor, But Will Stay With NBC

7:45am Jun 18, 2015
Brian Williams will be making a shift to MSNBC, according to reports from CNN and other news organizations.
Brian Williams will be making a shift to MSNBC, according to reports from CNN and other news organizations.
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  • Brian Williams will be making a shift to MSNBC, according to reports from CNN and other news organizations.

    Brian Williams will be making a shift to MSNBC, according to reports from CNN and other news organizations.

    Monica Schipper / Getty Images

  • Lester Holt, seen here speaking onstage in 2010, has anchored NBC Nightly News since Brian Williams' suspension and will reportedly continue as anchor following Williams return.

    Lester Holt, seen here speaking onstage in 2010, has anchored NBC Nightly News since Brian Williams' suspension and will reportedly continue as anchor following Williams return.

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Lester Holt, seen here speaking onstage in 2010, has anchored NBC Nightly News since Brian Williams' suspension and will reportedly continue as anchor following Williams return.

Lester Holt, seen here speaking onstage in 2010, has anchored NBC Nightly News since Brian Williams' suspension and will reportedly continue as anchor following Williams return.

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Brian Williams, suspended as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News following revelations that he was misrepresenting his experiences covering the Iraq war, will not return to the position, The New York Times and CNN are reporting. He will, however, return to the network in some capacity.

CNN reports that an announcement is likely to come Thursday; NPR has not yet been able to confirm reports of Williams' new position.

The news outlets report that Williams likely will shift over to cable channel MSNBC, where he'll help with breaking news coverage.

Lester Holt, who has been the interim anchor of NBC Nightly News during Williams' suspension, would become the first African-American to be the solo host of one of the big-three broadcast networks' nightly newscasts.

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