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Brian Williams Leaving 'NBC Nightly News' For Several Days Amid Controversy

Brian Williams Leaving 'NBC Nightly News' For Several Days Amid Controversy

Brian Williams has just announced that he is taking a break from his anchor duties at NBC Nightly following the controversy surrounding his false Iraq story!

“In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions,” the 55-year-old anchor wrote in a memo.

He added, “As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”

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