Brian Douglas Williams, an American journalist and broadcaster, is currently a chief anchor and managing editor of breaking news in MSNBC. Born on 5 May 1959, Brian always wanted to be a very fine journalist as he is now. His parents Gordon Lewis Williams and Dorothy May are certainly proud of their son achieving his dream.
Brian Williams Journalism Career with MSNBC and CNBC
Brian began his career as an anchor in the national weekend Nightly news broadcasted by NBC News in 1993. Soon, he became the Chief white house correspondent, which he think was a major breakthrough of his career. From summer of 1996, he became the anchor and managing editor the news with brian Williams which was broadcasted on MSNBC and CNBC.
Brian hosted the show Nightly news on NBC since Dec 2, 2004, and got famous for covering Asian Tsunami and hurricane Katrina in his very first year. Both of his reports and coverings were highly appreciated by the public and The New York Times even featured his reporting as a"defining moment". in 2011.
Williams even got the chance to host 'Rock Center', which was later stopped by NBC showing the reason of very low rankings. In one of his interviews, he explained how saddened he was after the show was stopped. However, he later managed to be back at MSNBC as Chief Breaking News Anchor.
In January he became the Chief Elections Anchor for MSNBC. As part of his duties, he is the present anchor in a nightly news show, entitled 'The 11 Hour with Brian Williams'.
Brian has several awards in his name and Emmy is certainly one of them. In 2007, Time magazine published his name as one of the most influential people in Top 100.
Brian Williams Salary and Networth
His suspension made a huge effect in his annual salary as he was charged $6.5 million as his show wasn't ranked well. However, the loss was covered when he signed the contract amounting $10 million per year with MSNBC, in December 2014. The net worth of this very influential journalist is estimated to be around $40 million.