Brian Williams to Stay at NBC, but Not as News Anchor

June 18, 2015 1:43 AM

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Brian Williams to Stay at NBC, but Not as News Anchor

NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, according to two people briefed on the discussions.

Mr. Williams is expected to move to a new role primarily at the cable news network MSNBC, probably in a breaking-news capacity in the beginning, according to one of the people.

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