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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 41

Brian Williams

ANCHOR AND MANAGING EDITOR, NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

Brian Williams is the seventh anchor and managing editor in the history of NBC Nightly News, a position he has held since December 2004. His nightly broadcast represents the largest single daily source of news in America.

Williams is also the most honored network evening news anchor. He has received four Edward R. Murrow Awards, five Emmy Awards, the duPont–Columbia University Award, and the George Foster Peabody Award, the broadcasting industry’s highest honor. Most of these awards were given for his work in New Orleans while covering Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and all were awarded to Williams in only his second year on the job.

Since joining NBC News in 1993, ...

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