It’s Official: Brian Williams moves to MSNBC; Lester Holt to be permanent anchor of ‘NBC Nightly News’

June 18, 2015 11:40 PM

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In one of the year’s great anti-climaxes, NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack just announced a twofold move to resolve a controversy at the network stretching back to February: Brian Williams, the NBC News star serving a six-month suspension for embellishing stories about his past, will move to MSNBC in a “new role anchoring breaking news” and Lester Holt will move into a permanent role as anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” a position he has held on an interim basis since Williams’s suspension.

Today we are announcing that Lester Holt will become the permanent anchor of Nightly News. As you all know, Lester has done outstanding work for NBC News over the last ten years, and he’s performed remarkably well over the last few months under very tough circumstances. Please join me in congratulat...

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