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Brian Williams

Williams at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Born May 5, 1959 (1959-05-05) (age 48)
Birth place Elmira, New York
Circumstances
Occupation Television Journalist
Spouse Jane Stoddard Williams
Religious belief(s) Roman Catholicism
Salary $8 million
Notable credit(s) NBC News reporter
(1993–present)
NBC Nightly News anchor (2004–present)
Official website

Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the flagship evening news program of the NBC television network. Williams replaced Tom Brokaw on December 2, 2004. Previously, Williams was the network's chief White House correspondent and host of The News with Brian Williams on CNBC and MSNBC. In 2007, Williams was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife, Jane Stoddard Williams, and one of their two children. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal 2005 The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elmira is the name of some places in the United States of America and Canada: Elmira, California Elmira, Michigan Elmira, New York Elmira, Ontario This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... Brian Williams may refer to: Lustmord, born Brian Williams, an experimental musician Brian Williams (sportscaster), a sports announcer with CTV/TSN Brian Williams (linebacker), a former NFL linebacker Brian Williams (cornerback), a current NFL cornerback Brian Williams (center), a former NFL center Bison Dele, born Brian Williams, an NBA basketball... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anchorman may refer to: News anchor, someone who works in radio who hosts a regular news program Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, a 2004 American comedy movie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... This article is about the television network. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... The News with Brian Williams, which debuted on July 15, 1996 (coincidentally the day MSNBC first signed on the air), was the former flagship signature news broadcast on both MSNBC and CNBC. Anchor Brian Williams gained respect through this broadcast. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... New Canaan is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...

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Early life and career

The son of a business executive, Williams was raised in a middle class home. In his childhood his family moved from his birth place, Elmira, New York, to Middletown, New Jersey. He graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown.[1] While in high school, he was a volunteer firefighter for three years at the Middletown Township (New Jersey) Fire Department. After high school, he attended Brookdale Community College, before transferring to George Washington University, and then to the Catholic University of America.[2] He did not graduate, instead taking an internship with the administration of President Jimmy Carter. He now calls leaving college one of his "great regrets." In 2004, he returned to Catholic University and gave the commencement address. The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... Location in Chemung County in the state of New York Coordinates: , Country State County Chemung County Government  - Mayor John S. Tonello (D) Area  - City  7. ... Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Mater Dei High School is a four-year Roman Catholic coeducational high school located in the New Monmouth section of Middletown Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article is about the profession. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Brookdale Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year public college in Lincroft, Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers using funds bequeathed by George Washington. ... The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, D.C., is unique as the national university of the Roman Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ...


After working in the lobbying arm of the National Association of Broadcasters, Williams began his broadcasting career at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1981. A year later he moved back to Washington, D.C. and worked at WTTG-TV as general assignment correspondent. He replaced Maury Povich as host of locally produced Washington D.C chat show Panorama in 1985. In 1985, Williams was hired by CBS and worked as New Jersey correspondent for its Philadelphia affiliate, WCAU-TV. In 1987 Williams was promoted to WCBS-TV in New York, where he soon began anchoring its noon news. He won his first Emmy for his reporting of the October 1987 stock market collapse. In 1993 Williams was hired by NBC national news as its weekend anchor, and in 1994 became the network's chief White House correspondent. This article is about the political effort. ... The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is a US trade association that advocates on behalf of over 8,300 radio and television stations and networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and various judicial bodies. ... KOAM-TV is the CBS affiliate in the Pittsburg, Kansas / Joplin, Missouri market. ... Pittsburg is a town in Crawford County, in the Ozark region of Southeast Kansas, 27 miles south of Fort Scott, Kansas, 96 miles west of Springfield, Missouri, and 137 miles northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... WTTG, FOX5 DC is an owned and operated TV station of the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Maurice Richard Maury Povich (born January 17, 1939 in Washington, D.C.) is an American TV talk show personality who currently hosts his self-titled talk show Maury which has earned him national recognition due to the paternity tests that are often aired. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... WCAU (NBC10) is a NBC owned and operated station serving the Delaware Valley area, owned by NBC-Universal, with its transmitter in Roxborough. ... WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... An Emmy Award. ... DJIA (19 July 1987 through 19 January 1988). ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


In December 2004, Williams succeeded Tom Brokaw as anchor of NBC Nightly News. His yearly salary is reported to be $8,000,000. [3] ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ...


In 2007, he agreed to participate in an award and broadcast by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for citizen awards. The Above & Beyond Citizen Honors will be broadcast in March 2008. [4] 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 8th 2008, Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Spring Commencement at The Ohio State University. This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ...


Appearances

He frequently appears on The Daily Show as a celebrity guest and interviewed by Jon Stewart. A running gag involving his head being projected on a screen behind Stewart has been used since they created a new set in April 2007. He also appears often on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... Not to be confused with John Stewart or John Stuart. ... April 2007 is the fourth month of the year. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ...


He also appeared on Saturday Night Live on September 30, 2006 to co-anchor the Weekend Update segment with Amy Poehler, but is told by Poehler that Seth Meyers will be co-anchoring the segment. On August 26, 2007 he appeared live with Poehler and Meyers as guest monologist at ASSSSCAT 3000, a weekly show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted by the Upright Citizens Brigade, of which Poehler is a founder. SNL redirects here. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies current events. ... Amy Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American comedienne and actress. ... Seth Adam Meyers (born December 28, 1973 in Bedford, New Hampshire) is an American actor and comedian best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL). ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 2004. ... The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicagos ImprovOlympic in 1990. ...


Williams hosted the November 3, 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live. He hosted after a hectic week of moderating the Democratic presidential debate at Drexel University. After moderating the debate which ended at 11PM, he took a ride back to New York to rehearse the show until 6AM Wednesday.[5] On SNL, he offered a monologue where he poked fun at himself being unable to break out of the anchor mode, and played the roles of a NYC fireman on a local talk show speaking about fire safety, an actor who just discovered he lost his job as he is playing his final role, the debate moderator who confirms that the "media" has already chosen Hillary Clinton as its winner, and as himself preparing a new James Bond-like intro to NBC Nightly News. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... SNL redirects here. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Drexel University is an institution of higher learning and research located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... This article is about the spy series. ...


At the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner, Williams was pulled up on stage by improv comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood and made sound effects as the two comedians performed a skit. On May 19, 2007, Williams delivered the keynote speech at the New Orleans Arena for the Tulane University Class of 2007 Commencement. He previously was awarded the university's highest award, the Tulane President's Medal, on May 31, 2006. Williams will deliver the keynote speech at Ohio Stadium for The Ohio State University Class of 2008 Commencement. The Radio and Television Correspondents Association is an American journalism group best known for holding an annual dinner in Washington, D.C. every year beginning in 1945. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wikinews has related news: Comedian Colin Mochrie to host Canadian 5th Grader game show Colin Andrew Mochrie (born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish-Canadian actor and improvisational comedian. ... Brad Sherwood. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Williams appeared as the grand marshal for the 125th anniversary celebration of the New Canaan Fire Company on July 30, 2007.[6] is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Notable coverage

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References

  1. ^ Brian Williams, NOPAC Talent. Accessed October 14, 2007. "Graduated from Mater Dei, a Roman Catholic High School in New Monmouth, NJ."
  2. ^ Strauss, Robert. "IN PERSON; The Life Of Brian, Annotated", The New York Times, October 27, 2002. Accessed October 14, 2007.
  3. ^ Biography forBrian Williams (III). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-12-11.
  4. ^ The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces Above & Beyond Citizen Honors. Findlaw-PR Newswire. Retrieved on 2007-12-13.
  5. ^ Gough, Paul J.. Williams still on desk at 'SNL'. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2007-12-11.
  6. ^ http://newcanaanfire.org/pr06_parade125.htm

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Preceded by
Tom Brokaw
NBC Nightly News Anchor
December 2, 2004 - Present
Succeeded by
incumbent
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