NBC and Brian Williams have come to a tentative agreement that will keep Williams at the network, but he won’t be anchoring the nightly news, sources told CNN.
The decision, described by people with knowledge of the plan, ends months of speculation that Williams could leave NBC altogether after his 6-month suspension ends in August.
Williams will not be returning to the “NBC Nightly News” anchor chair, the people said. Instead he will have a new role — the details of which are unknown to all but a very small number of executives.
“No one knows anything,” one anchor at the network complained to CNN Wednesday.
NBC could make an announcement about Williams’ future on Thursday, the people with knowledge of the plan said.