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BRIAN WILLIAMS STEPPING DOWN AS NBC ANCHOR — TEMPORARILY

February 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

After becoming a news story in his own right following his admission that he falsely claimed to have been flying in a helicopter that was struck by enemy fire at the beginning of the Iraq war, Brian Williams is stepping down “for the next several days” from his duties as anchor of the NBC Nightly News. In a memo to NBC News staff, Williams said that “it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.” However, he insisted that he plans to return, vowing that when he does, “I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”

 

Los Angeles Times: Brian Williams temporarily steps down from NBC News anchor desk