Who is Brian Williams?
Brian Williams is an American journalist working at MSNBC and NBC News as an anchor. He is the host of the cable’s weeknight news program, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. He was previously the chief anchor for NBC Nightly News and former reporter.
From 2004 until 2015, he was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the network’s nightly newscast. In 2005, NBC News received the Peabody Award for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and Williams collected the award on the network’s behalf. Williams was suspended for six months from NBC Nightly News in February 2015 for “misrepresenting events that occurred while he was reporting the Iraq War in 2003,” and was demoted to a breaking news anchor for MSNBC on June 18, 2015.
Brian Williams Age
Williams is 62 years old as of 2021. He was born on May 5, 1959, in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Brian Williams Family
Williams was born and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey by his parents Dorothy May and Gordon Lewis Williams. His mother was a stage actress while his father was an executive vice president of the National Retail Merchants Association, in New York. He was raised alongside his three siblings as the youngest child.
Brian Williams Wife
Williams is married to his lovely wife Jane Stoddard Williams. They got married at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Connecticut, on June 7, 1986. They have two daughters as a result of their marriage. Brian and his wife live in New Canaan and own a beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, and a pied-à-terre in Midtown. Manhattan.
Brian Williams Daughters
Williams and his wife have two daughters Allison and Doug. Allison is an actress known for starring in films such as Girls on HBO, horror film Get Out (2017), Sesame Street, and The Simpsons. Doug on the other hand is a reporter working as the late-night anchor of Geico SportsNite on SportsNet New York.
Brian Williams Education
Williams graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in Middletown’s New Monmouth neighborhood. He worked as a volunteer fireman with the Middletown Township Fire Department for three years while in high school. He was also the school newspaper’s editorial editor while in high school.
Williams attended Brookdale Community College after high school before going to the Catholic University of America and subsequently George Washington University. He did not pursue a degree, instead of interning with President Jimmy Carter’s administration. He subsequently said that dropping out of college was one of his “biggest regrets.”
Brian Williams MSNBC
Williams joined MSNBC in the 1990s where he worked as an anchor and managing editor of The News with Brian Williams, broadcast on MSNBC and CNBC. He came back to MSNBC in September 2105 after his six-month suspension for misinterpreting the events that happened at the Iraq incident in 2003. He was appointed the cable’s chief anchor.
In January 2016, he was named MSNBC’s lead elections anchor, and he made his debut in the new capacity during coverage of the 2016 Iowa caucuses. He also began hosting the news political show The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
Brian Williams 11th Hour
Williams began hosting the nightly news and politics wrap-up show, titled The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. In February 2019, the New York Post called the show a “legit hit,” adding that it has been “beating [competitors] CNN and Fox News for three months straight.” Williams oversaw the network’s coverage of the 2020 United States presidential election, with co-anchors Rachel Maddow and Joy Reid, as well as lead analyst Nicolle Wallace.
Brian Williams Leaving MSNBC
Williams revealed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams on November 9, 2021, that he would be departing NBC News and MSNBC at the end of his contract the following month, after five years hosting the show and 28 years with the networks.
Brian Williams Career
Williams began his journalism career in 1981 working at KOAM-TV. The following year, he worked for the then-independent station WTTG in Washington, D.C., before moving to Philadelphia to work for WCAU, which was then owned and run by CBS. He began broadcasting on WCBS in New York City in 1987.
Williams joined NBC News in 1993, where he was the national Weekend Nightly News anchor and the main White House, reporter. He began working as the host and managing editor of The News with Brian Williams, which aired on MSNBC and CNBC in the summer of 1996. Williams has worked as a major replacement anchor and weekend anchor on The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.
Brian Williams Net Worth
Williams has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2021.