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The 'Early Nightly' with Brian Williams

(National) For nine years, "NBC Nightly News" has been the largest single source of news and information in the country. Each week, "Nightly News" continues to be the most-watched network evening newscast, with millions of Americans tuning in for the latest news and information. And each night, "Nightly News" takes viewers to the heart of a breaking news story, whether it is in depth international reporting, extensive domestic coverage or comprehensive political reporting. Led by anchor and managing editor Brian Williams, no other news program provides viewers a better way to get close to a story and receive the day's most important national and international news.

Now, Williams will be giving you a preview of each night's newscast right here on WIStv.com through his new video blog, "Early Nightly." The video blog is usually available from 11am until 4pm Monday through Friday..

Each week day, Williams will guide you through the major stories of the day and discuss how "NBC Nightly News" plans to cover them. The "Early Nightly" video blog, or "vlog," will provide the kind of insights that you've come to expect from Williams' blog, "The Daily Nightly", but in a Webcast format that you can watch any time on demand on WIStv.com.

About Brian Williams
Brian Williams became the seventh Anchor and Managing Editor in the distinguished history of "NBC Nightly News" on December 2, 2004. Now, more than a year and a half at the helm of "Nightly News," Williams is the nation's most-watched news anchor. His nightly broadcast represents the largest single daily source of news in America. In June, the four-time Emmy winner received television's highest honor, the George Foster Peabody Award, for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

On Nov. 7, 2005 -- under Williams' leadership -- "Nightly News" became the first and only network evening newscast offered on the Internet -- free of charge, in its entirety, and on demand. The "NBC Nightly News Netcast with Brian Williams" is available on the web at 10pm Eastern time / 7pm Pacific time each weeknight.

In addition, Williams is also the first and only network evening news anchor to write a daily blog. On May 31, 2005, Williams began "The Daily Nightly" and, as he wrote in his first post, it aims to "create a narrative for the broadcast day and a window into the editorial process" at "NBC Nightly News."

Since joining NBC News in 1993, Williams has become one of the nation's foremost television journalists, covering virtually every major breaking news event and traveling extensively around the world. He is a veteran of political campaigns and elections, the Middle East, and has traveled to dozens of U.S. cities and foreign countries in the course of covering the news over more than two decades. For seven years beginning in 1996, he was anchor and managing editor of "The News with Brian Williams," a live, hour-long nightly newscast on MSNBC and then on CNBC. Williams was the anchor and managing editor of the Saturday edition of "NBC Nightly News" for six years before becoming anchor of the weekday edition.

Before joining NBC News, Williams spent seven years at CBS, as a correspondent and anchor in its Television Stations Division in Philadelphia and New York, during which time he covered the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and before that worked at WTTG-TV in Washington. He started his career at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kan.

Prior to his broadcasting career, Williams worked in the White House during the Carter administration, beginning as a White House intern. He later worked as assistant administrator of the political action committee of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington. A native of both Elmira, NY, and Middletown, NJ, Williams is particularly proud of his several years of service as a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey.

Williams is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He has lectured at Columbia University School of Journalism and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. He attended George Washington University and the Catholic University of America, both in Washington, and is the recipient of six honorary Doctorates. He and his wife, Jane Stoddard Williams, have two children.

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