Brian Williams is scheduled to return from his six-month suspension on Sept. 22 to anchor live, breaking news coverage, which is expected to include coverage of the pope’s visit to the U.S., according to a Thursday report in The Hollywood Reporter.
Williams, previously the anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News,” was suspended without pay after he was caught embellishing stories about his reporting in Iraq. He was later replaced by NBC’s Lester Holt and has since been reassigned to MSNBC.
MSNBC is in the midst of making several schedule changes, but Williams will not have a dedicated hour in the schedule and will instead focus on several afternoon programs, according to the report.
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