Brian Williams will continue to work with NBC network after his suspension ends in August 2014.
Earlier in 2015 the ‘Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams came under fire for a story he had reported on the Iraq War. Brian Williams was suspected of having falsified his account of getting attacked in a helicopter ride during the Iraq War, when he told different accounts on multiple occasions.
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Military personnel actually on the helicopter which was attacked with a rocket launcher in the 2003 incident called Brian Williams out for lying. Brian Williams himself admitted to being unsure about the details of the event thereby proving his story had been falsified back in 2004.
As a result of the controversy NBC News suspended Brian Williams for six months without pay in February 2014. NBC promptly started an inquiry into the matter however some sources claim the investigation has found no incriminating findings against Brian Williams.
On Wednesday it was reported by CNN that Brian Williams will not be returning as the anchor of the show ‘Nightly News’ after his suspension ends. Accordingly NBC has come to an agreement with Brian Williams to keep him employed in the network but not as an anchor anymore.
William’s suspension will end in August and reports suggest NBC did not want their long time talent to go to another network but also did not want him on screen due to the controversy.
CNN further reported the network NBC could be about to make an official announcement regarding Brian William’s future on Thursday. Meanwhile Lester Holt will permanently take over the reins of ‘Nightly News’ as he has been filling in for Brian Williams since his suspension.
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A majority at the network are very happy with the decision and Holt has received unanimous approval since he started hosting ‘Nightly News’.