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December 26, 2004
Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News, Anchor
Brian Williams BIO:
WITH NBC News: Since 1993

In May 2002, NBC announced Brian Williams will succeed Tom Brokaw as Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News (after the 2004 Presidential election.) It is the first announced change in the major network evening news anchors in over two decades.

- Until January 2004, Anchor and Managing Editor of The News with Brian Williams on CNBC
- Anchor and Managing Editor of the Saturday edition of NBC Nightly News for six
- Following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, Williams was on the air for days of continuous coverage.
- In 1994, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent.
- He covered almost every foreign and domestic trip by the Pres. Clinton until 1996.
- Williams was the only television news correspondent to accompany three U.S. presidents -- Clinton, Bush and Carter -- to Yitzhak Rabinís funeral in Israel.

- He spent 7 years at CBSís owned-and-operated stations division as anchor and correspondent for WCBS-TV in New York
- Began at CBS as a correspondent for the network-owned WCAU-TV in Philadelphia
- Correspondent at WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C.
- Started his broadcasting career at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kansas.
- Worked in the White House during the Carter administration, first as an intern
- Assistant administrator of the political action committee of the National Association of Broadcasters
- Served several years as a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey.

A native of both Elmira, New York, and Middletown, New Jersey

Attended George Washington University and the Catholic University of America, but did not graduate.

He and his wife, Jane Stoddard Williams, have two children.

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Info: Brian Williams discusses his passion for history, books and his career path to the anchor chair. Williams took over as anchor for NBC Nightly News on Dec. 2nd, 2004. Heís been with NBC News since 1993. The interview took place in his office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

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