November 29, 2021

Brian Williams announces departure from NBC News

NBC host Brian Williams announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving the network after 28 years.

“This is the end of a chapter and the beginning of another,” Williams said in a statement, according to CNN.

“There are many things I want to do, and I’ll pop up again somewhere,” he added.

An internal memo to MSNBC staff added more details.

“After nearly 3 decades as an award-winning journalist and anchor at MSNBC and NBC News, Brian Williams has informed us he would like to take the coming months to spend time with his family. He will be signing off from The 11th Hour at the end of the year”

The change is one of many taking place at NBC News. Though Williams was reportedly offered an additional contract, he has chosen to step away to pursue new opportunities after one of the longest runs of any current host with the company.

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