Brian Williams: ‘I own up to this,’ Lester Holt is ‘deserving’

The network’s chairman, Andrew Lack, announced the anchor would get a ‘second [chance]’ in his new role at MSNBC, while Holt’s took over ‘NBC Nightly News.’ Williams gave another apology in an interview with Matt Lauer. 

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Brian Williams spoke to Matt Lauer on Friday morning, and though he didn’t say he lied, he said he owned the mistakes that have cost him his job as anchor of “NBC Nightly News.” Williams also made it clear in Friday’s interview that his intent was not to deceive viewers. “I told stories that were wrong,” Williams said. “It was not from a place where I was trying to use my job and title to mislead…I got it wrong. I own this. And I own up to this.” Williams still has a job in the NBC family, but Lester Holt will officially succeed him as anchor of “NBC Nightly News.”

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