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Brian Williams

Brian WilliamsBorn: 5-May-1959
Birthplace: Elmira, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Exaggerating newscaster

Brian Williams replaced Tom Brokaw as host of NBC Nightly News in 2004. GQ inexplicably called him "the most interesting man in television today". Appeared frequently on Don Imus in the Morning, and on television talk shows.

Often recounted the story of being in war-torn Iraq in 2003, riding in a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire and forced to land at great peril. Recanted this story in 2015, after military officers who had been present said that Williams' version of events was embellished and effectively untrue. Along with other exaggerated accounts, this got Williams suspended from NBC News, and transferred to the far lower-rated and less prestigious MSNBC.

"Let them bury the poor woman. They're making Trigger jokes out here." (Brian Williams accidentally caught on a microphone he thought was switched off, referring to the recent death of Dale Evans).

Wife: Jane Stoddard Williams (one son, one daughter)
Son: Douglas
Daughter: Allison Williams (actress)

    High School: Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, NJ
    University: George Washington University
    University: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

    White House Staff (late 1970s)
    Committee to Protect Journalists Advisory Board
    Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Robin Hood Foundation Board of Directors
    Emmy (three times)
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)

    MSNBC (2015-)
    NBC Nightly News Anchor (2004-15)
    MSNBC (1996-2002)
    NBC Chief White House Correspondent (1994-96)
    NBC Reporter (1993-)

    The Revisionaries (21-Apr-2012) · Himself

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