Brian Williams Stepping Away From NBC Nightly News Amid Scandal

He's not going anywhere. Williams will step away for a little while until these sharp feelings people have subside and in a few days, he will be back sitting in the anchor chair like nothing ever happened. If NBC did not even give Dr. Nancy Snyderman a slap on the wrist for the absolute firestorm she created just a few months ago, they aren't even gonna think about punishing their main news anchor.

Brian Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News for several days.

The anchor sent a note to the show's staff, announcing that Lester Holt is replacing him this week. The news comes as the anchor is embroiled in a scandal surrounding his story about being a passenger in a helicopter that took fire in the Iraq War.

Williams' message below.
"In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.

"As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us."