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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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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 >

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 >

- 92 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 >

- 99 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 >

- 105 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 >

- 105 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 >

- 106 days ago
Brian Williams -- I'm Taking Myself Off the Air ... For Now

Brian Williams
I'm Taking Myself Off the Air ... For Now

Brian Williams says he is taking himself off the nightly news for a short time ... while NBC investigates an apparent lie he told about his helicopter being shot at in Iraq. Williams said in a… READ MORE >

- 109 days ago
Tom Hanks -- Reunites with Wilson!! Brian Williams May Remember It Differently (TMZ TV)

Tom Hanks
Reunites with Wilson!! Brian Williams Might Remember It [TMZ TV]

Tom Hanks had an awesome reunion with his "Cast Away" co-star, Wilsoooon!!! It all went down at a Rangers game in NYC ... and NBC's Brian Williams was there too. Years from now, Brian will recall… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Brian Williams vs. Jimmy Fallon: Who'd You Rather?

Brian Williams vs. Jimmy Fallon
Who'd You Rather?

NBC hosts Brian Williams, 51, and Jimmy Fallon, 35, shared the spotlight at the same event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1824 days ago

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