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Brian Williams

Brian Williams

News Anchor and Managing Editor of Nbc Nightly News
Born May 5, 1959

Brian Douglas Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004. Williams was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007, and in 2010, a prominent media observer dubbed him "the Walter Cronkite of the 21st century."… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on May 5, 1959.


1981 22 Years Old Williams first worked in broadcasting in 1981 at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kansas. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old Williams married his wife, Jane Gillan Williams (née Stoddard), at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Connecticut on June 7, 1986. … Read More
1987 28 Years Old Beginning in 1987 he broadcast in New York City at WCBS.


1993 34 Years Old Williams joined NBC News in 1993, where he anchored the national Weekend Nightly News and was chief White House correspondent before serving as anchor and managing editor of The News with Brian Williams, broadcast on MSNBC and CNBC. … Read More


2003 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In his 2003 on-air reporting of the incident, Williams had said a helicopter in front of his was hit by the RPG and forced down.
2005 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams frequently appears on The Daily Show as a celebrity guest interviewed by Jon Stewart. He appeared on the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live on the season 32 premiere hosted by Dane Cook before hosting a season 33 episode on November 3, 2007, the last episode to air before the show went on a three-month hiatus due to the 2007-08 Writers' Guild strike. … Read More
2008 49 Years Old Williams appeared on Sesame Street again in a 2008 episode reporting for Sesame Street Nightly News about the Mine-itis outbreak where he becomes a victim of it.


2009 50 Years Old He was also the host of the 2009 Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala.
2010 51 Years Old On February 22, 2010, while providing coverage of the Winter Olympics, Williams did a skit with Brian Williams, the Canadian sportscaster of CTV's on the CTV Olympic set. … Read More
2011 52 Years Old During an appearance on July 26, 2011, Williams demonstrated a skilled vocal impersonation of TV personality Regis Philbin. … Read More
…  He also received a 2012 Emmy for his interview program Rock Center, a 2013 Emmy for being one of the executive producers and editors of a documentary on the JFK Presidential Library & Museum, and also shared a 2014 Emmy awarded for an NBC News Special on the Boston Marathon bombings. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old 1 More Event
But in a 2013 account, Williams said that his helicopter had been "hit... and landed very quickly."
2014 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 2014 interview Williams, however, he said, "We watched, all of us watched, as one man committed suicide."
…  In February 2015 Williams was suspended for six months from the Nightly News for "misrepresenting events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003." … Read More
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