Williams at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||May 5, 1959|
|Birth place||Elmira, New York|
|Occupation||Television Journalist Reporter|
|Spouse||Jane Stoddard Williams|
|Religious belief(s)||Roman Catholicism|
|Notable credit(s)||NBC News reporter|
NBC Nightly News anchor (2004–present)
Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the seventh anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the flagship evening news program of the NBC television network. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Williams replaced Tom Brokaw on December 2, 2004. Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (born February 6, 1940) is an American Television Journalist and Author, and Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Previously, Williams was the network's chief White House correspondent and host of The News with Brian Williams on CNBC and MSNBC. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence The News with Brian Williams, which debuted on July 15, 1996 (the day MSNBC first signed on the air was the former flagship signature news broadcast on CNBC (an abbreviation for the " C onsumer N ews and B usiness C hannel" its official name until 1991 is a cable and MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. In 2007, Williams was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife, Jane Stoddard Williams, one of their two children and two dogs. New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.
The son of a business executive, Williams was raised in a middle class Irish Catholic home. In his childhood his family moved from his birth place, Elmira, New York, to Middletown, New Jersey. Elmira is a City in Chemung County, New York, USA. It is the principal city of the 'Elmira New York Metropolitan Statistical Area Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. He graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown. Mater Dei High School is a four-year Roman Catholic Coeducational high school located in the New Monmouth section of Middletown Township  While in high school, he was a volunteer firefighter for three years at the Middletown Township (New Jersey) Fire Department. Firefighters are rescuers extensively trained primarily to put out hazardous Fires that threaten civilian populations and property to rescue people from car accidents collapsed New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. After high school, he attended Brookdale Community College, before transferring to George Washington University, and then to the Catholic University of America. Brookdale Community College is an accredited, Coeducational public Community college in Lincroft, Monmouth County, The George Washington University ( GW or GWU) is a private coeducational university located in Washington D The Catholic University of America ( CUA) located in Northeast Washington D  He did not graduate, instead taking an internship with the administration of President Jimmy Carter. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr (born October 1 1924 was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981 and the recipient of the 2002 He now calls leaving college one of his "great regrets. " In 2004, he returned to Catholic University and gave the commencement address, and in 2008 he received an honorary Doctor of Journalism degree from The Ohio State University.
After working in the lobbying arm of the National Association of Broadcasters, Williams began his broadcasting career at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1981. Lobbying includes all attempts to influence Legislators and officials whether by other legislators constituents or organized groups National Association of Broadcasters (NAB is a trade association representing the interests of for-profit over-the-air radio and television broadcasters in the United States KOAM-TV is the CBS affiliate in the Pittsburg Kansas / Joplin Missouri market Pittsburg is a city in Crawford County, in Southeast Kansas, United States. A year later he moved back to Washington, D.C. and worked at WTTG-TV as general assignment correspondent. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D WTTG is an owned-and-operated TV station of the Fox Broadcasting Company. He replaced Maury Povich as host of locally produced Washington D. Maurice Richard "Maury" Povich (born January 17, 1939) is an American TV Talk show personality who currently hosts C chat show Panorama in 1985. In 1985, Williams was hired by CBS and worked as New Jersey correspondent for its Philadelphia affiliate, WCAU-TV. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə For broadcast stations that previously used the WCAU call sign see WCAU (disambiguation WCAU, channel 10 is the NBC owned-and-operated In 1987 Williams was promoted to WCBS-TV in New York, where he soon began anchoring its noon news. WCBS-TV, channel 2 is the flagship station of the CBS television network located in New York City. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous He won his first Emmy for his reporting of the October 1987 stock market collapse. In financial markets Black Monday refers to Monday, October 19, 1987, when Stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a In 1993 Williams was hired by NBC national news as its weekend anchor, and in 1994 became the network's chief White House correspondent. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence In 1996, he began an eight-year run as lead anchor of The News with Brian Williams on MSNBC and CNBC. The News with Brian Williams, which debuted on July 15, 1996 (the day MSNBC first signed on the air was the former flagship signature news broadcast on MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. CNBC (an abbreviation for the " C onsumer N ews and B usiness C hannel" its official name until 1991 is a cable and
He frequently appears on The Daily Show as a celebrity guest and interviewed by Jon Stewart. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and A running gag involving his head being projected on a screen behind Stewart was used several times after The Daily Show moved to a new set in April 2007. April 2007 is the fourth month of that year It began on a Sunday and 30 days later ended on a Monday. He also appears often on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC
He also appeared on Saturday Night Live on September 30, 2006 to co-anchor the Weekend Update segment with Amy Poehler, but is told by Poehler that Seth Meyers will be co-anchoring the segment. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies Current events. Amy Meredith Poehler (born September 16 1971 is an American Comedian and Actress. Seth Adam Meyers (born December 28, 1973) is an American Actor and Comedian best known for being a cast member and the current On August 26, 2007 he appeared live with Poehler and Meyers as guest monologist at ASSSSCAT 3000, a weekly show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted by the Upright Citizens Brigade, of which Poehler is a founder. Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre or UCB Theatre is an Improvisational theatre and associated Training Center in Chelsea, New York, and The Upright Citizens Brigade is an Improvisational comedy and Sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicago 's ImprovOlympic in 1990
Williams hosted the November 3, 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live. Events 644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim Caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City He hosted after a hectic week of moderating the Democratic presidential debate at Drexel University. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Drexel University is a private Coeducational University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. After moderating the debate which ended at 11PM, he took a ride back to New York to rehearse the show until 6AM Wednesday.  On SNL, he offered a monologue where he poked fun at himself being unable to break out of the anchor mode, and played the roles of a NYC fireman on a local talk show speaking about fire safety, an actor who just discovered he lost his job as he is playing his final role, the debate moderator who confirms that the "media" has already chosen Hillary Clinton as its winner, and as himself preparing a new James Bond-like intro to NBC Nightly News. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story
At the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner, Williams was pulled up on stage by improv comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood and made sound effects as the two comedians performed a skit. The Radio and Television Correspondents Association (RTCA is an American Journalism group best known for holding an annual dinner in Washington D Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of Theatre in which the Actors use Improvisational acting techniques Colin Andrew Mochrie (born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish Canadian Actor and improvisational comedian. Bradley Ramone Sherwood (born November 24, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Actor, Comedian, and corporate
In 2007, he agreed to participate in an award and broadcast by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for citizen awards. The Above & Beyond Citizen Honors will be broadcast in March 2008. International holidays March 2 - Mothering Sunday (Britain March 7 - Nyepi (Indonesia 
On May 19, 2007, Williams delivered the keynote speech at the New Orleans Arena for the Tulane University Class of 2007 Commencement. Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He previously was awarded the university's highest award, the Tulane President's Medal, on May 31, 2006.
Williams received an honorary Doctorate degree in Journalism and served as the keynote speaker at the Spring Commencement at The Ohio State University on June 8th, 2008. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
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