Brian Williams suspended without pay
NBC just released a statement stating that the Evening News Anchor Brian Williams is suspended without pay for six months from his position as anchor and managing editor. Lester Holt will be anchoring the nightly news.
NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke released the following statement a few moments ago.
“This has been a painful period for all concerned and we appreciate your patience while we gathered the available facts. By his actions, Brian has jeopardized the trust millions of Americans place in NBC News. His actions are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate. Brian’s life’s work is delivering the news. I know Brian loves his country, NBC News and his colleagues. He deserves a second chance and we are rooting for him. Brian has shared his deep remorse with me and he is committed to winning back everyone’s trust.”
Jon Stewart presented a skit on the Brian Williams saga that must be watched.