NBC's Brian Williams On Temporary Leave After False Report
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is taking a few days away from the news desk after falsely recounting his experience in the Iraq War.By Matt Picht | February 7, 2015
NBC Nightly New anchor Brian Williams is stepping away from the news desk for a few days after issuing an apology for recounting a false story about his experience in the Iraq War.
Willams said Friday, "I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft."
In a statement published by NBC Friday, Williams wrote "It has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. ... I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days."