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Brian Williams

Immediate Family:

Son of Gordon Lewis Williams and Dorothy "Dode" May Williams (Pampel)
Husband of Jane Stoddard Williams
Father of Allison Williams
Brother of David A. Williams; Private and Mary Jane Esser

Occupation: anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News
Managed by: Private User
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About Brian Williams

From Wikipedia (English):

Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004.

Early life

Born in Elmira, New York, Williams was reared in a well-to-do Irish Catholic home. He is the son of Dorothy May (née Pampel) and Gordon Lewis Williams, who was an executive vice president of the National Retail Merchants Association, in New York. He is the youngest of four siblings. During childhood, his family moved from his birthplace, Ridgewood, New Jersey, to Elmira, New York. He lived in Elmira for ten years before moving to Middletown, New Jersey, when he was in junior high school.

He graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown. While in high school, he was a volunteer firefighter for three years at the Middletown Township Fire Department. His first job was as a busboy at Perkins Pancake House.

After high school Williams attended Brookdale Community College, after which he transferred to The Catholic University of America, and then The George Washington University. He did not graduate, and instead interned with the administration of President Jimmy Carter. He now calls leaving college one of his "great regrets". Williams completed a total of 18 college credits.

Personal life

Williams married his wife, Jane Gillan Williams (née Stoddard) at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, Connecticut on June 7, 1986.

He currently lives in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife, Jane Gillan Stoddard Williams; two children, Allison and Douglas Williams; and two dogs.

His daughter Allison is an actress who currently stars in HBO's Girls.

He received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bates College in 2005.

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Brian Williams's Timeline

May 5, 1959
April 15, 1988
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States