Brian Williams Joins MSNBC, Apologizes for Lying to the Public
Brian Williams is apologizing for fabricating stories about his time reporting in the field back in 2003, which caused his six-month suspension from NBC.
The 56-year-old news anchor is officially staying at the network, but will now join MSNBC as an anchor of breaking news and special reports.
“I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true,” Brian said in a statement. “I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust. I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he has always supported me. I am grateful for the chance to return to covering the news. My new role will allow me to focus on important issues and events in our country and around the world, and I look forward to it.”