On Thursday, Brian Williams apologized, not only to his colleagues but to his former Nightly News viewers as well, following the announcement that he will not be returning to the NBC program.
"I'm sorry. I said things that weren't true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust."
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As we previously reported, back in February the famed news anchor was suspended from his position after he was caught fabricating stories to viewers. Since the scandal broke, Lester Holt has been temporarily filling in for controversial celebrity — however it appears that he's permanently gotten the job.
But, it seems there are no hard feelings from Williams.
"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."
Aww! That's a nice gesture.
However, it isn't all bad news for Brian as the network also announced that he'll be moving to MSNBC at the end of his six month suspension. So, no need to send out resumes!!
"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."
It'll be interesting to see if the TV viewing audience will welcome back the NBC star with open arms.
But, we know he's ready to make amends with the public as Brian filmed an interview with Matt Lauer which will premiere this morning on Today and this evening on Nightly News.
Hmm, very inneresting. We wonder what he'll reveal? We guess we'll just have to tune in and see!
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