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Topic: Brian Williams

How Lester Holt Went From Nearly Unemployed to NBC Nightly News Anchor

And what he talked about with Brian Williams

Fifteen years ago, Lester Holt was demoted and being "pushed toward the door" at WBBM, the CBS TV station in Chicago, where he was the main news anchor. Today, he…

Lester Holt Named NBC Nightly News Anchor, but Brian Williams Stays With the Network

Williams gives interview to Matt Lauer

Brian Williams will be permanently pulled from the anchor chair of NBC Nightly News but will remain with the network, anchoring breaking news for MSNBC. Lester Holt, who has been…

Headed Into the Upfront, NBC Should Brace for the Brian Williams Question

Buyers and advertisers measure the impact

In 2012, Brian Williams took the stage at the NBC News upfront presentation to address "the elephant in the room"—not the dismal ratings of the since-canceled Rock Center With Brian…

Is the NBC News Shake-Up Really About Brian Williams?

Andy Lack takes over for Pat Fili-Krushel

News broke Friday morning that NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel will be replaced by Andy Lack, whose name is more or less synonymous with NBC News' late-'90s renaissance when the…

David Carr, Brian Williams and the Question of Forgiveness

Redemption often depends on whether your sins were personal or professional

What are we willing to forgive? In the case of David Carr, some truly horrible things. In fact, you could argue that by the time of his abrupt passing this week,…

The Martin Agency Opens in London

U.S.-based shop has never had an office overseas

The Martin Agency is going international. For the first time in its 49-year history, the Richmond, Va.-based agency is opening an office outside the U.S., establishing a presence in London. The shop,…

It’s Official: Deborah Turness Named President of NBC News

U.K. news sets sail for New York on August 5

A little more than a week after word began circulating that ITV News editor Deborah Turness was on the verge of being named president of NBC News, Pat Fili-Krushel made…

Steve Capus Out at NBC News

'New direction' for longtime division president

NBC News president Steve Capus on Friday announced that he is leaving the network. In a memo issued to staffers, Capus said that while it is “an extremely difficult decision to…

Decision 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

While Twitter roared, the election spotlight remained on TV

In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President…

NBC Plots Comedy-Driven Revival

Peacock schedules four nights of sitcoms

NBC on Monday returned to its Radio City upfront stomping grounds, laying out a 2012-13 prime-time schedule designed to tickle viewers’ funny bones. But before the network could get the…

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