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Brian Williams to Take Leave From ‘NBC Nightly News’

In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for “Dateline,” would step in.

Brian Williams said on Saturday that he was stepping aside from the daily broadcast of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days, after admitting that he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq.

Brian Williams in 2014. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for “Dateline,” would step in as the network dealt with the issue.

Source: The New York Times (1551 Articles)
Written by Emily Steel