Brian Williams sat down with Matt Lauer this week for his first interview since his suspension, NBC confirmed in a press release on Thurdsay. The interview will air in two-parts on Friday: in the morning on the Today show, and at night on the NBC Nightly News. CNN Money was first to report the news.
Williams, 55, has kept quiet since being suspended for six months from his NBC Nightly News desk in February for fabricating and exaggerating stories about his experience reporting in the Iraq War. On Thursday, NBC officially replaced him as lead anchor on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.
“I’m sorry,” Williams said in a statement. “I said things that weren’t true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust. I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100 percent as he has always supported me. I am grateful for the chance to return to covering the news. My new role will allow me to focus on important issues and events in our country and around the world, and I look forward to it.”