Brian Williams | Biography

Posted On: 31 Jul, 2014


Brian Williams | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth May 05, 1959
Age 59 Years 2 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Wife/Spouse Jane Stoddard Williams
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $40 Million Dollars
Height 6 feet 1 inches
Weight 240 lbs(approx)
Children/Kids Allison Williams, Douglas Williams

Being an anchor as well as managing editor of national NBC Nightly News, he is probably the most viewed person in United States. He was born in May 5, 1959 in Elmira, New York. He is the youngest among four siblings and his father was an executive vice president of National Retail Merchants Association. He moved to Middletown, New Jersey at the age of ten. He started his career in 1981 when he first worked in broadcasting at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kansas. In his career, he covered different news at different places. He worked at TV station covering the news of Washington D.C. the following year after starting the career. He then worked for WCAU in Philadelphia. In 1993, he joined NBC news. He worked there as an anchor for the national Weekend Nightly News from 2004 onwards.

He reached 55 years of age in 2014. He is tall with the height of 5 feet and 8 inches.  He is an ordinary person who loves his work very much. As He is engaged in this field for so many years, he is very passionate about his work. According to the Forbes, he has the net worth of $40 million. He is known to be one of the richest celebrities. When he first joined NBC, his salary was $8 million per year. It was increased to $10 million from 2006. His present salary is $13 million per year.

He has achieved tremendously when he arrived at NBC. He climbed to the rank of White House Correspondent, CNBC and MSNBC. Then he reached to his current position. He took over Tom Brokaw to cover the evening news program on December 2, 2004. At first, many people criticize him by telling that he has lack of charisma and is very stiff as well. But after covering the news of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, his popularity increased. After the coverage of Katrina hurricane, his work has helped NBC to win Peabody Award. Because of other shows such as The Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, and Saturday Night Live, his popularity has increased tremendously.

As being the fan of NASCAR, he has been exposed to many events such as auto racing, studio host for the first NASCAR race which was first ever shown on NBC, as well as the he has also covered news in Pennzoil 400 in Homestead-Miami Speedway. He also introduced the video to give tribute to his close friend, Dale EarnHardt at the occasion of NASCAR's awards banquet in New York City.

In 7th of June, 1986, William married Jane Gillian Williams of New Canaan, Connecticut. They have one son and a daughter: Douglas Williams and Allison Williams. After marriage, he started to live in New Canaan with his family. There has been no issue of divorce as both he and his wife are happily married. His daughter is an actress. She has currently started her career from HBO’s Girls.

He has maintained his stardom. He is linked with many organizations which has also made him popular. He is also very popular in social media as well. He is in Facebook as well as twitter where he has around 200 thousand followers. Because of these many efforts, he has been honored from Bates College as an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2005.

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