Brian Williams will lose 'NBC Nightly News' post: Report
UPDATE: Brian Williams will move to MSNBC to anchor special reports, NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack has announced in a statement.
ORIGINAL POST: NBC is expected to announce that Brian Williams will not return to NBC Nightly News but will stay at the network in some capacity, according to CNN Money.
The network will reportedly reveal a plan as early as Thursday to bring Williams back from his six-month suspension so he can possibly serve in a different capacity. CNN Money suggests there could be different opportunities for the news anchor at MSNBC or he could serve as a general assignment reporter—much like what Ann Curry did after she left Today.
A spokesman for the network could not be reached.
Williams, 55, was suspended from anchoring NBC Nightly News earlier this year when he repeated a false claim that he was in a helicopter brought down by enemy fire during the war in Iraq. Lester Holt has anchored the newscast in his absence.
“This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position,” Deborah Turness, the former president of NBC News, said in the memo at the time. “We have concerns about comments that occurred outside NBC News while Brian was talking about his experiences in the field. Millions of Americans have turned to him every day, and he has been an important and well-respected part of our organization. As I’m sure you understand, this was a very hard decision. Certainly there will be those who disagree. But we believe this suspension is the appropriate and proportionate action.”
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