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Brian Williams' "Mis-Remembering" Will Cost Him $5 Million, Suspended By NBC For 6 Months

Having signed a new five-year contract in December reported to be worth $10 million a year, Brian Williams - the mis-remembering NBC News anchor - has been suspended by the network for six months without pay this evening, according to The NY Times.

 

As The NY Times reports,

Brian Williams, the embattled NBC news anchor whose credibility plummeted after he acknowledged exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, was suspended for six months without pay, the network said Tuesday night.

 

Lester Holt will continue to substitute for Mr. Williams now, but finding a permanent successor will be a major problem for the network, which was not anticipating having to replace the anchor of its “Nightly News'’ broadcast for some time. 

 

In December, Mr. Williams signed a new five-year contract reported to be worth $10 million a year.

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