Brian Williams Bio, Age, Height, MSNBC, Net worth, Daughter, 11th Hour

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Brian Williams Biography

Brian Williams Douglas is an American journalist and television news anchor. Previously, he was a reporter for NBC Nightly News starting in 1993. However, that was before his promotion to anchor and managing editor of the broadcast in 2004. Unfortunately, he was out for six months in the February of 2015 by NBC for misrepresenting events that occurred while covering the Iraq War in 2003.

Brian Williams Age

Born in the year 1959 in Ridgewood, New Jersey on the 5th of May. Presently, he is at the age of 63 years old.

Brian Williams Height

However, he is quite tall according to his photos. He is standing at a height of 6 feet 0 inches which is also equivalent to 1.85 m tall or 185cm.

Brian Williams Weight

So, he currently weighing approximately weight of between 75 kg to 81 kg. This is not quite accurate because he has not really disclosed his current weight although he moderates weight according to his last records.

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Brian Williams Family

He is an American citizen by birth having been born in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  However, he was raised in a boisterous Catholic home of largely Irish descent. Besides he is the son of Dorothy May and Gordon Lewis Williams. His father was an executive vice president of the National Retail Merchants Association, in New York. While his mother was an amateur stage actress. Surprisingly, he is the youngest of four siblings. Furthermore, he lived in Elmira, New York for nine years before moving to Middletown Township, New Jersey.


While in Middletown Township, New Jersey he attended junior high school. Afterward, he graduated from Mater Dei High school which was a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown. When he was in High school he was the editorial editor for the school newspaper. Apparently, during a football game, he had an accident that left him with a crooked nose. Later, he attended Brookdale Community College before transferring to the Catholic University of America. After which he moved again to attend George Washington University. However, he did not earn a degree, ultimately interning with the administration of President Jimmy Carter.

Brian Williams Career( MSNBC)

Apparently, he first served in broadcasting at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kansas. Eventually, he joined NBC News in 1993 where he anchored the national Weekend Nightly News. Additionally, he was the chief White House correspondent. Afterward the next year he covered news in the Washington D.C area at then-independent station WTTG. Later worked in Philadelphia for WCAU then owned and operated by CBS.

However, he began serving as anchor and managing editor of the News with Brian Williams broadcast on MSNBC and CNBC. Furthermore, served as the primary substitute anchor on The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and its weekend anchor. Finally, became the anchor of NBC Nightly News on the 2nd of December 2004 replacing the retiring Tom Brokaw.

The 11th Hour

NBC News President Deborah Turness suspended him without pay for six months from his position as managing editor and anchor of the Nightly News for having misrepresented the Iraq incident. In addition, demoted to a breaking news anchor for MSNBC. He, later on, returned to the air as MSNBC’s chief anchor. In the January 2016, he added the role of chief elections anchor for MSNBC.

He later announced on The 11th Hour that he would be leaving NBC News and MSNBC at the expiration of his contract the following month. This was after five years of hosting the show and 28 years with the network. His final night hosting the show was December 9th, 2021.

Brian Williams’s Net worth

Generally, he is quite an experienced journalist having worked with top channels in the United States including NBC for 28 years. Currently, he has an estimated salary of around $55 million.


So, having been a professional journalist he is one of the richest journalists in the history of journalists. He receives an annual salary of $ 8 million.

Brian Williams Wife

Regardless, of his busy career, he has a family consisting of his beautiful wife namely, Jane Gillan Stoddard. They got together through a ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Connecticut on the 7th of June 1986. The couple has two children namely, Allison who is an actress, and Doug the late-night anchor of Geico Sports Nite on Sports Net New York. They live together in New Canaan and own a beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey.

How old is Brian Williams?

Presently, he is at the age of 63 years old. Because he recently celebrated his birthday. Born in the year 1959 in Ridgewood, New Jersey on the 5th of May.

Why did Brian Williams leave MSNBC?

He announced on The 11th Hour that he would be leaving NBC News and MSNBC at the expiration of his contract the following month.