Brian Williams Career and Net Worth
Brian Williams Career and Net Worth, What is NBC News worth? and more interesting details about Brian are found in this article.
Brian Williams is an American news anchor. He has approximately $50 million in net worth as of this writing. He worked in several capacities at NBC for 28 years. He left NBC in November 2021. He later worked as a chief anchor for the NBC News cable news channel MSNBC. Brian hosted the program “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
Brian Williams Early Life
Brian Douglas Williams was born on May 5, 1959 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Brian is the youngest of four siblings. He was raised in a predominantly Catholic home with Irish descent. He was born to Dorothy May and Godon Lewis Williams. Brian’s father was the executive president of the National Retail Merchants Association and he mother worked as an amateur stage actress. Brian had his early years in Elmira, New York before his family later relocated to Middletown Township, New Jersey. Brian went to Mater Dei High School where he served as the editorial editor for the school’s newspaper. Brian worked at the Middletown Township Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter during his teens for three years. Brian later went to Brookdale Community college to continue his education. He was later transferred to The Catholic University of America and later George Washington University. Brian however could not see through with his education and did not get a college degree.
Brian Williams Career
Brian worked as an intern at the White House before he started working for the National Association of Broadcasters. Brian cut his teeth in broadcasting in 1981 at KOAM-TV Kansas. He later worked as a general assignment reporter at WTTG-TV in Washington, DC. He later moved to WCAU in Philadelphia and later WCBS in New York City. He had his break in 1993 after he joined NBC News as an anchor on the program “Weekend Nightly News”. Brian was soon promoted to the position of chief White House Correspondent. In the summer of 1996, Brian got his own show “The News with Brian Williams” during which time he served as both anchor and managing editor. Brian doubled as the main substitute anchor and weekend anchor for “The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw”. Brian was regular on John Stewart’s rendition of “The Daily Show”. Brian was replacement for Tom Brokaw as anchor on “NBC Nightly News” from 2014 to 2015 during which time he also hosted “Rock Center with Brian Williams”. Brian later joined MSNBC in 2015 in the capacity of Chief Breaking News Anchor. During his stay at MSNBC, he covered events such as Pope Francis’s visit to the US, terrorist attacks in Europe and the Umpqua Community College shooting. Brian was the chief elections anchor during the 2016 US presidential elections. What is NBC News worth? Learn in this article. Brian was made anchor of the nightly wrap-up show “The 11th Hour with Brian Willams” in 2016 along with co-anchor Rachel Maddow. He was suspended from “NBC Nightly News” for six months in 2015 for misrepresenting his experience of the Iraq War. He recounted his experience of the war for the first time in 2003 only to be disproved when members who were on board the helicopter at the time came forward and spoke our against his account of events. What is NBC News worth? $32.5 billion. Brian’s team coverage of Hurricane Katrina on “NBC Nightly News” won the network a Peabody Award. The show also won the George Polk Award as well as the DuPont-Columbia University Award.
Brian Williams Personal Life
Brian married Tv producer Jane Stoddard Williams in 1986. The couple have a son and a daughter together. Both of his children are media personalities. Although he never graduated college, he holds several honorary degrees. A Doctor of Humane Letter (DHL) was confirmed on him by the Catholic University of America in May 2004. He received a honorary Doctor of Journalism from Ohio State University in June 2008, a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Notre Dame in May 2010 and several others.