'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' win Peabody awards

'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' win Peabody awards

ATHENS, Ga., April 2 (UPI) -- "Dexter," "Mad Men," "Planet Earth," "30 Rock" and "The Colbert Report" were among the Peabody Award winners announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia.

Williams to host Peabody awards

ATHENS, Ga., March 25 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. newsman Brian Williams has been selected to preside over the 67th annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York City.

Obama, Clinton to debate in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Campaign officials for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said he has accepted an invitation from NBC News to debate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland.
Clinton challenges Obama to four debates

Clinton challenges Obama to four debates

HOUSTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., challenged rival Democratic candidate Barack Obama to four one-on-one debates ahead of the primaries in Texas and Ohio.
Democrats debate to woo U.S. minorities

Democrats debate to woo U.S. minorities

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The top three U.S. Democrats vying for the presidential nomination are seeking questions about minority groups for their debate Tuesday in Las Vegas.

COL BKB: Tennessee 88, Western Ky. 82

NASHVILLE, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- JaJuan Smith scored 19 points Saturday in 11th-ranked Tennessee's 88-82 victory over Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Classic at Nashville.

Democrats spar in Philadelphia debate

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidates discussed Iran, illegal immigrants and other issues in Philadelphia putting Sen. Hilary Clinton, D-N.Y., on the defensive.

Couric to anchor from Iraq, Syria

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- CBS news anchor Katie Couric will celebrate her one-year anniversary behind the desk in New York by taking a 10-day reporting trip to Iraq and Syria.

Campbell Brown moves from NBC to CNN

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- "Weekend Today" anchor Campbell Brown on NBC is joining CNN, the cable new channel said in a statement Monday.

ABC News takes quarter ratings

NEW YORK, July 4 (UPI) -- ABC News' "World News" won its first quarter in more than a decade as anchor Charles Gibson topped NBC's Brian Williams in the U.S. evening news ratings.

Democratic hopefuls have low-key debate

ORANGEBURG, S.C., April 26 (UPI) -- Eight Democratic presidential candidates spent more energy on President George W. Bush than each other Thursday in a debate in South Carolina.

NBC says tough call to air shooter tape

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- NBC News editors, whom Virginia Tech mass murderer Cho Seung-hui chose to receive his manifesto of violence, said they spent hours weighing whether to run it.

ABC News to try one sponsor on Mondays

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- ABC's "World News" will air with one sponsor Monday nights through April, giving the New York-based network more news minutes in its hunt for viewers.

CBS shakes up 'Evening News'

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- CBS News in New York has reportedly tapped TV news executive Rick Kaplan to replace Rome Hartman as executive producer of the "Evening News with Katie Couric."

NBC reassigns 'Nightly News' producer

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- NBC News has reassigned "Nightly News" executive producer John Reiss as the once-dominant New York-based newscast fights to regain lost audience ratings.
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Brian Williams
Brian Williams and wife arrive for the Tribeca FIlm Festival opening night premiere of "Whatever Works" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on April 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Attended Brookdale Community College

Attended George Washington University

Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the American anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004. Williams was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007, and in 2010, a prominent media observer dubbed him "the Walter Cronkite of the 21st century." He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife, Jane Stoddard Williams, one of their two children (Doug Williams), and two dogs.

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