Suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams won’t be appearing on the Lincoln Awards airing tonight on PBS, after all. Instead there will be a taped intro from First Lady Michelle Obama.
Williams, who hosted the event back in January that honored people who help military veterans and their families, voluntarily bowed out according to The New York Daily News.
At the time of the awards ceremony Williams was still one of NBC News’ top stars. But he is now in the middle of a six-month suspension for lying about his experiences in Iraq, and as many as 10 other incidents as well, at last count.
Williams has definitely been missed at Nightly News as the show has struggled in the ratings since his suspension. But the network will be hard-pressed to reinstate him, given the egregious nature of his lies.