Possible replacements for Brian Williams: Holt, Lauer, Guthrie, Couric, experts say

February 7, 2015 11:00 AM

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Despite Brian Williams’ on-air apology Wednesday, critics and military advocates are calling for him to step down, according to reports. Williams has been surrounded in controversy since admitting he was not on board a helicopter in Iraq that had been shot down – a story he had been telling since 2003. NBC is standing by him, but that could very well change, leaving many wondering who will replace Williams if he is forced to resign.

“As NBC's weekend anchor, Lester Holt is kind of like Williams' vice president, so he'd be the default choice,” says Bob Thompson, professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University.

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