NBC Reportedly Investigating Brian Williams Over Bogus Iraq Story

AP

NBC News assigned the head of its investigative unit to look into “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams’ statements about taking fire while reporting on the Iraq War, the New York Daily News and the Associated Press reported Friday.

Citing anonymous sources, both news outlets reported that Richard Esposito, a former Daily News editor who now heads up NBC’s investigative unit, would lead the internal investigation.

Williams issued multiple apologies this week for repeatedly claiming he was aboard a helicopter that was forced down by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003.

“I want to apologize,” he said on-air Wednesday. “I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft.”

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