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Brian Williams demoted to MSNBC, Lester Holt to replace him on NBC Nightly News

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The weekend anchor has been filling in for Williams for the past four months

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Brian Williams isn’t out, but he’s not back in either. NBC's Lester Holt will be taking over the former Nightly News anchor's chair, and Williams will take some other role at the network that hasn't been announced yet.

The host of Nightly News for 10 years, Williams was suspended from the program in February when reports surfaced that the anchor had misrepresented his time covering the Iraq War in 2003. The anchor stated several times that a Chinook helicopter that he had been riding in was forced to make an emergency landing after coming under enemy fire, but recanted the story this year after it was revealed the attack never happened.

For the past four months, Holt has been filling in for Williams on Nightly News. Holt also anchors the weekend editions of Today and Nightly News, as well as Dateline NBC.