Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who was suspended by the network for lying on the air multiple times, is now set to return to sister network MSNBC on September 22, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Williams will anchor live breaking news, but has been given no regular slot in the primetime lineup as had been previously speculated.
MSNBC president Phil Griffin could have easily placed Williams in the 6 p.m. slot, which became open when he exiled Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation to Sundays starting in October. But he apparently passed on that opportunity so that the network could attempt to restore enough of Williams’ lost credibility to eventually place him in the coveted 8 p.m. slot, now occupied by the poorly performing All In with Chris Hayes, which has been on the chopping block for quite some time.
Time will tell where Williams finally winds up, but you can bet he won’t be doing intermittent news reports for very long if everything goes smoothly.