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Brian Williams Returns To NBC For First Time Since Suspension

Williams has helmed MSNBC's breaking news coverage since September, but this is his first time back in the NBC anchor chair.
Brian Williams returned to NBC on Tuesday for the first time since his suspension.
Brian Williams returned to NBC on Tuesday for the first time since his suspension.

Brian Williams returned to NBC on Tuesday afternoon -- the first time he has appeared on the network since he was suspended in February.

Williams led NBC's coverage of a press conference about Los Angeles schools, which were shut down Tuesday morning after an email threatened an attack. He was filling in for current "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt, who was out sick. The coverage, simulcast on NBCNews.com and MSNBC, was available to NBC affiliate stations on an optional basis.

This is not the first time Williams has been on the air since the end of his six-month suspension for lying about various reporting experiences, including coming under fire while in a helicopter in Iraq. The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor returned to cover breaking news for subsidiary network MSNBC in September. But Tuesday was the first time he reappeared on the parent network, where he once ruled the roost.

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