Brian Williams

Anchorman, Newscaster, Volunteer fire fighter
Once called "the most interesting man in television today," news journalist Brian Williams certainly seemed to have seen and done it all, covering almost every major breaking news event and traveling around the world ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1959 in Elmira, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Brian Williams D-Day 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Interviewer

Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

One PM Central Standard Time 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rock Center with Brian Williams 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Anchor

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dateline NBC 2005, 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Anchor

Decision 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Anchor

NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams 1983 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dateline: Presidential Inauguration Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand Up To Cancer 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Concert for Hurricane Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Katrina: The Long Road Back 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Katrina's Fury: A Dateline Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The News With Brian Williams 1995 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Shades of Progress, Shadows of Hate 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

NASCAR Behind the Scenes 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition 1968 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Presidency: Real to Reel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Decision '96 Election Night 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The People vs. O.J. Simpson 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

To Your Health 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Once called "the most interesting man in television today," news journalist Brian Williams certainly seemed to have seen and done it all, covering almost every major breaking news event and traveling around the world. With the awards to prove it, Williams also had the distinction of being one of the most honored broadcast journalists, garnering a multitude of Edward R. Murrow awards, Emmys, duPont-Columbia University awards, and the industry's highest honor, the George Foster Peabody award. He was also named "Father of the Year" by the National Father's Day Committee in 1996, "Man of the Year," by GQ magazine in 2001 and was on TIME magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2007. The biggest cherry on top? Filling the shoes of NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw after the legendary newsman left "NBC Nightly News" in 2004. In his new role as managing editor and anchor of his own nightly newscast, Williams proved his mettle by bolstering the ratings of the show, surpassing those of Katie Couric on CBS and Charles Gibson on ABC.

Relationships

Jane Stoddard

Wife
was producer of talk show "Panorama" married 1986

Allison Williams Actor

Daughter
Born in 1988; mother, Jane Stoddard

Gordon Williams

Father

Dorothy Williams

Mother
died in 1992 of lymphoma

Douglas Williams

Son
born 1993

EDUCATION

Catholic University of America

Washington , Washington D.C.
did not graduate

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft , New Jersey

Milestones

1996

Named anchor of "The News With Brian Williams" on MSNBC

1995

Signed a five-year contract with NBC reportedly worth $5 million

1994

Became chief White House correspondent for NBC News

1993

Was reporter and noon anchor for WCBS-TV New York; left station to become anchor of Saturday edition of "NBC Nightly News"

1988

Hired as reporter at WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

1981

Joined WTTG in Washington, DC, covering the Pentagon

1980

Went to work for KOAM (Pittsburg, KS) as TV reporter

1969

Moved with family to Middletown, NJ (date approximate)

Born in Elmira, NY

Bonus Trivia

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"He's the front rank and I don't feel threatened by it at all. But he ought to be able to [concentrate] on becoming the best damn White House correspondent he can be and not worry about all this other stuff."--Tom Brokaw in PEOPLE, April 29, 1996

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Williams was named Father of the Year by the National Father's Day Council in 1996. He told TV GUIDE: "I have very cheap tastes. A backyard cookout is my favorite way to spend a Father's Day evening." (June 15, 1996

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