Williams to leave CNBC in January

Collins, Scott
November 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;11/11/2003, Vol. 381 Issue 12, p4
Brian Williams is leaving his anchor desk at CNBC. NBC News said Monday that Williams, who will take over from Tom Brokaw at "NBC Nightly News" after the 2004 presidential election, will exit CNBC's "The News With Brian Williams" in January. The cable network's nightly newscast, renamed "The News on CNBC'," will continue with a different anchor, though NBC has not named a successor. Until he officially takes over "Nightly News," Williams is expected to focus on reporting for NBC News as well as to continue as an occasional substitute for Brokaw. CNBC has embarked on a new strategy to broaden the appeal of its prime-time lineup, specifically in the hopes of luring more young males.


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