Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Report: NBC News Pres Wants Brian Back

Brian Williams
NBC News chief Andrew Lack is looking for a way to put Brian Williams back behind the "Nightly News" desk, sources tell the NY Daily News — and Williams has told confidants he won't leave the network unless he's fired.

Lack, a long-time Williams pal, returned to NBC in early March, and as chairman of NBC News will have the final say over the anchor's fate. He and Williams go back a long way — he served as the president of the news division from 1993 to 2003 and had a hand at positioning Williams for the "Nightly News" position in the first place.

He will not make a decision about Williams' fate until the network's internal probe is complete, a source familiar with the investigation said.

Andrew Lack
Word of Lack's continuing support for the embattled anchor comes amid reports that NBC News executives hope to force his resignation by leaking damaging details from its ongoing internal investigation into Williams.

NBC investigators have allegedly uncovered 11 more instances where Williams is accused of embellishing facts about his role in world events — in addition to claiming to be shot down while riding in a military helicopter during the Iraq war.

Lack is said to be furious over the leaks and his attitude bolsters a theory among observers that there is a power struggle occurring within the highest ranks of NBC News.

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