It’s official: Brian Williams is back. NBC News announced that Williams will serve as a backup to Lester Holt on Nightly News, and as a breaking news anchor for MSNBC.
In a statement, Williams apologized (again) and thanked the heavens that he was a white male. Well, not exactly.
“I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true,” said Williams. “I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust. I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100 percent as he has always supported me. I am grateful for the chance to return to covering the news. My new role will allow me to focus on important issues and events in our country and around the world, and I look forward to it.”