NBC News’ executives and the producer charged with leading the network’s internal review of Brian Williams‘ reporting on Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and other stories met to go over initial progress in the review Monday, multiple insiders familiar with the situation told TheWrap.
NBCUniversal News Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel, NBC News President Deborah Turness, and senior investigative producer Richard Esposito, who’s been charged with leading the review, were present to go over his initial progress.
It’s unknown what the takeaways from the meeting were, but it comes three days after Turness announced the internal review of Williams’ reporting.
Williams announced he would step away from “Nightly News” for several days Saturday as the internal review goes on.
The media firestorm around Williams’ Iraq War story mistakes have waged on, with TV news and digital outlets investigating his reporting during Hurricane Katrina, the 2006 Israel/Hezbollah conflict, and several other high-profile stories.
Williams’ apologized last week for making the “mistake” of conflating whether he was in a helicopter shot down by RPG fire vs. being on one behind it who wasn’t struck.
Weekend “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt is filling in on “Nightly News” during Williams’ absence.