Brian Williams returns: NBC ends suspension of former ‘Nightly News’ anchor
While Williams will assume a reduced role at MSNBC in September now that his suspension is over, no exact date has been set for his return.
Brian Williams got suspended for six months on February 10th. Tim Terpak. Williams insisted that he was aboard a Chinook helicopter that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) during his report on the war in Iraq. Soon, Williams and NBC faced questions about other suspicious anecdotes he had shared publicly over the years.
With that in mind, it remains to be seen whether or not Williams will be appearing on the network exclusively for breaking news or if he’ll also be hosting an hour-long show (as he previously had on the network during the 1990s).
Williams was replaced by Lester Holt as “Nightly” anchor. There are many other details surrounding his return that are unclear at this point, but well nearly definitely be hearing more about it in the coming weeks.
NBC News never released the results of its investigation into Williams’ reporting. Is he back at “30 Rock”, NBC’s Manhattan headquarters? He drew criticisms online by individuals who called him out on his bluff, which led Williams to recant his story that same week. The network wouldn’t say.
In June, Williams sat down for an interview with “Today’s” Matt Lauer.
“This was clearly ego driven, the desire to better my role in a story I was already in”, Williams said.