Brian Williams Benches Himself

Brian Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News…temporarily. This decision comes as the network conducts an internal investigation into his reporting.

Williams sent a memo today saying he’s leaving the anchor chair for ‘several days.’ Over the past 12 years, the respected anchor has repeated a changing story about his time in Iraq.

Williams claimed he was on a helicopter that was shot down in 2003. Turns out, he was on a different helicopter.

Williams has apologized and said he ‘misremembered’ what happened. While Williams sits out, Lester Holt will sit in.