The seven-month banishment of newsman Brian Williams ends Sept. 22 when the former anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” goes to work at sister network MSNBC, NBC News has announced.
But what will Williams do?
Details were not disclosed. But news outlets noted it will be concurrent with Pope Francis’ arrival for his U.S. visit.
The new job reportedly carries a salary cut. Williams was an MSNBC anchor from 1996 to 2004, but his fibs over his Iraq war coverage led to his demise at NBC.
Lester Holt became the permanent anchor for the NBC broadcast June 21, and MSNBC chairman Andy Lack offered Williams the new job partly in hopes of boosting MSNBC ratings.
Glad to see story of Brian Williams returning to air to help with Pope Weekend coverage. Don’t know if you know, but Williams was pope once.
— Rob Parent (@ReluctantSE) September 10, 2015
— JD Rucker (@0boy) September 10, 2015
— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNellis) September 10, 2015
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