CNN: Brian Williams Out as ‘Nightly News’ Anchor but Still with NBC

AP Photo/Evan Agostini
AP Photo/Evan Agostini

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) — Brian Williams and NBC have reached an agreement for the former NBC Nightly News anchor to remain with the network, but not in his previous post.

Williams is four months into his six-month suspension for inconsistencies in his reporting that have led some to speculate NBC would sever ties with him.

Sources told CNN Money that Williams will remain with the network, but will likely take a role on cable station MSNBC. The details of that new role have yet to be revealed.

“No one knows anything,” one source, an anchor, told CNN.

Another source told The New York Times an announcement about Williams’ future is likely to be made Thursday by NBC. The source said Williams will probably start off reporting breaking news.

Meanwhile, Lester Holt will permanently take over as host of NBC Nightly News. He took the position temporarily when Williams was suspended.


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