NBC news anchor Brian Williams has decided to step down from his role as anchor of the evening news after being caught telling a lie about being shot at while reporting the news from Iraq. [read_more]Williams now claims he ‘misremembered’ the incident. Other lies have also come to light this week.
“In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions,” Williams said in a statement to NBC staff. “As managing editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days.”
Lester Holt will take Williams’ place on the nightly news.
NBC says they are investigating Williams’ stories.