Meet Brian Williams, NBC News Anchor who will host the next Meet the Press. He will fill in for Tim Russert, who died suddenly last week, while NBC executives search for a permanent replacement. Read his biography and see photos and a video of him below.

Brian Williams is scheduled to fill in as host of Meet the Press this coming Sunday. NBC executives are very clear that he is not going to be the permanent host of the show, but will temporarily fill in the position left vacant when Tim Russert died suddenly last week. In fact, Steve Capus, NBC News president, said that the news division is still in mourning and will probably rotate NBC News talent until they can address the issue of a permanent replacement for Russert.

“I just don’t think there’s any way we would ask anyone to go into any of the roles on a permanent basis. It would be too much, too soon,�? Capus said. “The only way I can contemplate it is, thinking for people who could step up temporarily.�?

This week’s guest will be Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Joe Biden who had been scheduled for last week’s show.

Brian Williams Biography

Brian Douglas Williams was born on May 5, 1959. He was born in Elmira, New York and raised in Middletown, New Jersey. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Williams and was raised in a middle class Irish Catholic home. His father was an executive vice president of the National Retail Merchants Association in New York before his retirement. While he was in high school he served as a volunteer firefighter. He attended Brookdale Community College. He also attended George Washington University and the Catholic University of America. He never completed a degree. He has stated that fact that he never finished college to be one of his biggest regrets. Instead, he took an internship with the Jimmy Carter administration. In 2008 he received an honorary Doctorate in Journalism from Ohio State University.

Williams began his career in broadcasting at a Kansas TV station in 1981. In 1982, he moved to Washington, D. C. and worked in a low level position at a television station there. In 1985, he replace Maury Povich hosting a locally produced show. That same year he was hired by CBS and worked as a New Jersey correspondent for its Philadelphia affiliate, WCAU-TV. He worked his way up with WCBS-TV eventually getting his first anchoring position. He began his first weekend anchor position for NBC national news in 1993 and in 1994 became the chief White House correspondent for NBC. In 1996 he became the lead anchor of The News with Brian Williams on MSNBC and CNBC.

In 2004, Brian Williams became the seventh anchor and managing editor for the NBC Nightly News, following Tom Brokaw.

He has appeared on other television shows such as the Daily Show with Jon Steward, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Saturday Night Live.

He married Jane Stoddard Williams on June 7, 1986. The couple live in New Canaan, Connecticut and have two children.





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