Read time: 1 minute

Lester Holt Takes Over As Permanent NBC Nightly News Anchor; Brian Williams Sent To MSNBC

I'm not sure whether that's a blessing or a curse for MSNBC.
Lester Holt Takes Over As Permanent NBC Nightly News Anchor; Brian Williams Sent To MSNBC

MSNBC executives seem to have been given the task of cleaning Brian Williams up and making him acceptable for some air time on their network, but he won't be sitting behind the NBC News Desk any time soon.

Controversial veteran journalist Brian Williams will stay on at NBC News, the network is set to announce four months after it suspended him, but will not return to his position as anchor of its prime-timeNightly News program.

The 56-year-old newsman will mostly likely join cable news network MSNBC in a role focused initially on breaking news, a person familiar with the discussions told the New York Times.Williams’ stand-in at Nightly News, Lester Holt, will take over the anchor position on a permanent basis, people privy to the matter told the Times on condition of anonymity.

What's MSNBC going to do with him? Sit him next to Morning Joe?

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.