Brian Williams is the seventh anchor and managing editor in the heritage of “NBC Nightly News,” which represents the largest single daily source of news in America. Recently, Williams turned the most honored netoperate evening news anchor. He received 4 Edward R. Murrow awards, his fifth Emmy award, the duPont-Columbia University award and the industry’s highest honor, the George Foster Peabody award. Most ended up given for his work in New Orleans whilst covering Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and all were awarded to Williams in only his second year on the process.
Williams was the very first and only network evening news anchor to report from New Orleans prior to Hurricane Katrina hit and was the only network news anchor to report from the Superdome during the storm. He remained in New Orleans to report on the aftermath and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, and continues to travel back and forth to the region to cover the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
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