Nov 9, 2021 - Technology

Veteran anchor Brian Williams to leave MSNBC and NBC News

 NBC News Anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at The New York Comedy Festival at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City.

NBC News anchor Brian Williams. Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival

Brian Williams, a veteran anchor at NBC News and MSNBC, announced Tuesday that he's leaving the network.

Why it matters: The host of MSNBC's "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams" has been a mainstay of the network's coverage for over two decades.

Worth noting: The career of the former "NBC Nightly News" anchor took an unexpected turn when he was caught lying about his helicopter being shot down in Iraq.

  • Williams was then switched from prime time to hosting "The 11th Hour."

Details: "Following much reflection, and after 28 years with the company, I have decided to leave NBC upon the completion of my current contract in December," Williams said in a note to MSNBC employees first obtained by the New York Times and shared with Axios.

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