Brian Williams is an American journalist at NBC News, currently serving as chief anchor of breaking news coverage for MSNBC and host of the network's nightly wrap-up program, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
Family and Personal Life:
Brian Williams married Jane Gillan Williams (née Stoddard), at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Connecticut, on June 7, 1986. They currently live in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Brian Williams daughter Allison Williams is an actress who stars in HBO's Girls. He received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bates College in 2005.
Brian Williams was named "Father of the Year" in 1996 by the National Father's Day Committee.
Williams was a member of the board of directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation from September 2006 until resigning in the wake of the scandal over his Iraq War comments.
Professional Career Growth:
Williams embarked on his journalism career in 1981 at KOAM, a television station at Pittsburg, Kansas. A year later, he got his major break as a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. There he demonstrated his potential with reporting and won his first ever Emmy Awards for the coverage of stock market collapse. It was in 1993, when he received an offer at one of the reputed channels of the nation, NBC. He worked for the network as their Chief White House Correspondent. He always delivered the best he could at work. He discovered his long awaited fame after joining NBC.
Besides, he won several Emmy Awards in his own television shows, viewers trust while covering high profile stories. In short, NBC turned around his fate for him. In 2004, after Tom Brokaw retired from Nightly News, Williams was offered the position. He made a smooth transition as the managing editor and news anchor for Brokaw’s job. In 2005, he earned Peabody Award for the coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Besides, he has also made appearances on many talk-shows including “The Daily Show”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brian”, and “Saturday Night Live” which only fueled to his ever growing popularity. Brian’s got good looks combined with fiery intelligence and charm.
He has overcome many obstacles. The man who initially got criticized for the lack of charisma and stiffness rose to fame and proved his critics wrong after he won several awards for his reporting and story coverage. Today, he is one of the sought after personalities in the television industry. He stands tall at six feet and one inches. He is a thorough professional. He’s been in the business for over thirty years now and knows exactly what’s he doing. He is an inspiration to many of us.
Brian Willams - Net Worth and Salary 2017:
The fifty two year old, Brian williams has the total net worth of $ 40 million and annual salary receives $ 13 million. He is one of the trusted and most watched television news presenters in America. He’s earned his net worth all on his own. He deserves all of it. His hard work and dedication towards his work has paid off big time. He’s making enough money to provide his family. He’s had a successful career so far.
More information about him can be obtained from wiki and other sites relating him. He has earned lots of fans and admirers over the years. They look up to him. He’s definitely an inspiration to many aspiring journalists. He is on twitter. His fans can follow him at bwilliams. It’s an excellent opportunity for his viewers to get to know him better.