Brian Williams Has Given Interview to Matt Lauer

By Mark Joyella 

CNN’s Brian Stelter reports suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has already given an interview to NBC’s Matt Lauer–and interview that has been held due to the Charleston shooting.

Stelter cites two sources at NBC who confirm the interview was recorded “earlier this week.” It’s unclear if the interview would air on Today, or elsewhere.

An NBC News spokesperson declined to comment to TVNewser this morning on Williams–who is widely reported to be returning to NBC in a new role away from NBC Nightly News–or the reported interview with Lauer.

UPDATE: NBC News confirms Williams has done an interview with Lauer, “conducted over the last two days in New York,” and the interview will air Friday morning on Today, and on NBC Nightly News Friday evening.