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 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.
1996 37 Years Old In the summer of 1996 he began serving as anchor and managing editor of The News with Brian Williams, broadcast on MSNBC and CNBC. … Read More


2003 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 47 Years Old 1 More Event
…  For "outstanding" work as anchor and managing editor of the Nightly News, he received one Emmy in 2006 (for Nightly News coverage of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina), two in 2007, one in 2009, two in 2010, one in 2011, one in 2013, and one in 2014. … Read More
In a 2007 retelling, Williams did not state that his craft had been hit, but said, "... … 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, becoming a victim.


2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 52 Years Old During an appearance on July 26, 2011, he demonstrated a skilled vocal impersonation of TV personality Regis Philbin. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In April, 2012, on the West Coast installment of the 30 Rock season 6 live show, Williams portrayed a news anchor covering the Apollo 13 story. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old He was also the commencement speaker for Elon University's graduating class of 2013, which included his son Douglas. … Read More
2014 55 Years Old In a 2014 interview, however, Williams said, "We watched, all of us watched, as one man committed suicide." … Read More
…  In February 2015, Williams was suspended for six months, and eventually fired from the Nightly News for "misrepresenting events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003." … Read More
2016 57 Years Old In January 2016, Williams also added the role of Chief Elections Anchor for MSNBC, and sequentially debuted in the new role during coverage of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. … Read More
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