NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – NBC anchorman Brian Williams says he’s temporarily stepping away from his nightly newscast amid questions about his credibility.
In a message sent to NBC News staff and released by NBC on Saturday, Williams says it has “become painfully apparent” to him that his actions have made him too much a part of the news.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
NBC Anchor Lester Holt will sit in for Williams while the networks deals with the issue.
“The open-ended nature of announcement suggests it could go deep in February and may be permanent based on what NBC executives find in their investigation of what transpired,” Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Journalism Program at Quinnipiac University, Rich Hanley, told WCBS 880 Saturday evening.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Former Senate GOP Leader And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98