Nov 10, 2021 - Technology
Veteran anchor Brian Williams to leave MSNBC and NBC News
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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