News Brian Williams Out as NBC Nightly News Anchor, Lester Holt Given Position.

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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -
    Suspended "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams "has the chance to earn back everyone's trust," his boss at NBC News said Thursday, as the network confirmed that Williams will return to television later this summer, but in a reduced role.

    NBC also confirmed that Lester Holt, Williams' fill-in since February, will become the permanent anchor of the "Nightly News."

    In a press release, NBC News chairman Andy Lack credited Holt with performing "remarkably well over the last few months under very tough circumstances."

    As for Williams, Lack said the anchorman's "excellent work" in the past had earned him a second chance.

    The decision caps months of deliberations by network executives.

    After Williams' suspension ends in August, he will have two main jobs: he'll be an "anchor of breaking news and special reports" on MSNBC, NBC's ratings-starved cable news channel, and he'll "serve as a breaking news anchor for NBC News live special reports when Holt is not available."

    Breaking his silence for the first time since February, Williams, 56, began his statement with two simple words: "I'm sorry."

    "I said things that weren't true," he said. "I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust."

    NBC confirmed an earlier CNNMoney report that Williams taped a sit-down interview with Matt Lauer, the co-host of the "Today" show, earlier this week.

    Parts of the interview will be shown on Friday's "Today" show and "Nightly News."

    Thursday's statement and Friday's interview segments are the start of a comeback attempt by Williams, who was suspended in February amid a controversy over exaggerated stories.

    Williams, 56, was suspended after he admitted "misremembering" an incident in which he claimed his helicopter was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq. Williams was never in the chopper that was attacked.

    NBC launched an internal investigation to fact-check the anchorman and identified other times when Williams exaggerated. However, it remains unclear how serious the other instances were.

    NBC has declined to comment about the investigation.
     
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    More proof that America hates black people.
     
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    CNN will bail him out of his NBC contract, and start over there as Main Anchor in January.
     
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    NBC was courting me for the job, Robin, but I'm too busy
     
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    Mr. Williams was recently outed as an satanist by a former member of the cult, consequently, he could no longer be the figure head of the news division...
     
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    I like Lester Holt. :dontknow:
     
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    I do too. He came up in Chicago and I was always a fan.
     
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    Williams at least can make up lies and no one will hear them now
     
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    Me, too. He started as a local anchor here in Chicago. I was always really happy for the success he's had.
     
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    You beat me to it. Channel 2. Before that he was a DJ at a country station and listeners were shocked when he did remote broadcasts to find out he was black.
     
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    According to Brian Williams, he wasn't fired. He quit.

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    Williams is a great anchor. He'll be hired away in short order.
     
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    Brian Williams' next gig- a guest spot on "Girls"

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    Actually I beat both of you to it.
     
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    So what you're saying is that Williams deserves a shot. Do we believe him when he says he got one?
     
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    He isn't the first to embellish a personal story and he won't be the last. Unless Williams writes all the script he reads off of a teleprompter, there is no reason to not believe the news he reads.