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NBC News Suspends Brian Williams

NBC News is suspending Brian Williams for six months without pay after he admitted to misrepresenting his experience covering the Iraq War.
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NBC News Suspends Brian Williams

NBC is suspending lead "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay.

The announcement came in a memo to NBC staff from the company's president Deborah Turness, who wrote, "This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian's position."

The decision came after Williams admitted to misrepresenting his experiences while covering the Iraq War.

"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 ... This was a bungled attempt by me, to thank one special veteran," Williams said on NBC.

The decision comes after Williams put himself on temporary leave earlier this week.

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