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Brian Williams

Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004. Williams was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007, and in 2010, a prominent media observer dubbed him "the Walter Cronkite of the 21st century." Williams was reared in a middle-class Irish Catholic home. His father, Gordon L. Williams, was an executive vice president of the National Retail Merchants Association, in New York. During childhood, his family moved from his birthplace, Ridgewood, New Jersey, to Elmira, New York. He lived in Elmira for ten years before moving to Middletown, New Jersey, when he was in junior high school. He graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown. While in high school, he was a volunteer firefighter for three years at the Middletown Township Fire Department. His first job was as a busboy at Perkins Pancake House. After high school Wiliams attended Brookdale Community College, after which he transferred to The Catholic University of America, and then The George

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Dan Rather -- Brian Williams Is Starting Over ... I'm Behind Him 100% (VIDEO)

Dan Rather
Brian Williams Is Starting Over ... I'm Behind Him 100%

Brian Williams is back on track to be a trusted newsman, according to his friend and ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather. Dan was leaving Craig's Tuesday night ... just a few hours after Williams returned… READ MORE >

Donald Trump -- NBC Needs to Worry About 'Lying' Brian Williams (VIDEO)

Donald Trump
NBC Needs to Worry ... About 'Lying' Brian Williams

Donald Trump must be fed up with getting bashed in the media ... because he lashed out with a pot shot of his own ... at his ex-biz partner NBC, and its embattled news anchor Brian Williams.… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Brian Williams -- Deception Excuse Makes No Sense (VIDEO)

Brian Williams
Deception Excuse Makes No Sense

Brian Williams tried explaining to Matt Lauer why he lied about war and other stories, but he may have dug a deeper hole for himself.  Williams appeared on "Today" Friday and said the… READ MORE >

- 407 days ago
Brian Williams -- Bumped to Cable ... Lester Holt the Winner

Brian Williams
Bumped to Cable Lester Holt the Winner

Brian Williams has officially lost his coveted position as anchor of NBC Nightly News, and Lester Holt is his successor. Williams -- who is nearing the end of his 6 month suspension for lying… READ MORE >

- 408 days ago
Brian Williams -- You Can Trust Me, America ... I Have a Puppy! (PHOTO)

Brian Williams
You Can Trust Me, America I Have a Puppy!

Suspended NBC newsman Brian Williams did some serious damage control in New York City by strolling with his wife, his daughter Allison, and most importantly ... Allison's adorable new dog!… READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
Lester Holt -- So What Happens if Brian Williams Returns? [Video]

Lester Holt
So What Happens if Brian Returns?

Lester Holt gets the game ... he answered our photog's goofy question about the whole Brian Williams thing perfectly ... with a laugh. Lester was leaving 30 Rock after anchoring "NBC Nightly News"… READ MORE >

- 521 days ago
Geraldo Rivera -- NBC Screwed Brian Williams ... By Lying, Of All Things

Geraldo Rivera
NBC Screwed Brian Williams ... By Lying, Of All Things

NBC hung Brian Williams out to dry, and guaranteed he will never return to its "Nightly News" desk ... according to veteran news guy Geraldo Rivera.  The "Celebrity… READ MORE >

- 528 days ago
Larry King -- It's Gonna Be Hard for Brian Williams to Return to NBC

Larry King
It's Gonna Be Hard For Brian Williams to Return

Larry King is genuinely conflicted over Brian Williams' plight ... but in the end the talk show legend seems to think Brian will not return.  Our photog got King and wife Shawn leaving… READ MORE >

- 534 days ago
Charlie Sheen -- Rants for Brian Williams ... This Is a Vile Witch Hunt!!

Charlie Sheen
Rants for Brian Williams ... This Is a Vile Witch Hunt!!

Charlie Sheen blasting ex-girlfriends, random porn stars or TV execs, we expect, but now he's unleashing his fury ... IN SUPPORT OF BRIAN WILLIAMS!! Charlie just contacted us -- and he's pissed… READ MORE >

- 535 days ago
Brian Williams -- Suspended for 6 Months

Brian Williams
Suspended for 6 Months

Brian Williams was just suspended from NBC for 6 months for lying about being shot at in a helicopter. NBC released a harsh statement, saying, "Brian has jeopardized the trust millions of… READ MORE >

- 536 days ago

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