Brian Williams is Lone Network Anchor in Louisiana

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

All three evening news anchors left their studios for onsite coverage of big stories, but it was a trip with particular personal meaning for NBC’s Brian Williams.

Williams anchored NBC’s “Nightly News” from Louisiana on Monday, after spending part of his day with the shrimp boat “Storm Watch.” It is the 15th time he has come to the region since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 27th evening news broadcast he has anchored from there.


Competitors Diane Sawyer at ABC and Katie Couric at CBS had far shorter trips–to New York’s Times Square–site of an attempted car bomb attack Saturday. The network anchors essentially were choosing for backdrops between one story where the visual action had long since passed, to one where the impact is only anticipated. More…