Why NBC Anchor Brian Williams Is Suspended Without Pay

  Williams Suspended After Iraq Misstatement NBC announced on Tuesday, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months after admitting last week that...


 

Williams Suspended After Iraq Misstatement

NBC announced on Tuesday, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months after admitting last week that a story he told about coming under fire while on a helicopter during the Iraq war was not true.

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NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke said in a network statement, quote: “By his actions, Brian has jeopardized the trust millions of Americans place in NBC News … His actions are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate.”

He will be suspended without pay until further notice.

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