BREAKING: NBC Anchor Brian Williams Suspended for 6 Months Without Pay.
NBC News is suspending managing editor and Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months, without pay, in the wake of an internal review of comments about his experiences in the early days of the Iraq war.
In a memo to the entire staff, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced the decision, saying it was effective immediately.
“We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News,” said Turness.
In a piece on Jan. 30 on Nightly News, Williams took Command Sergeant Major Tim Terpak, who just retired with three bronze stars, to a New York Rangers hockey game, where the vet was honoured with a standing ovation by some 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden.