About Brian Williams
Brian Douglas Williams, or simply Brian Williams is a prominent American journalist, best known as the managing editor and anchor of NBC Nightly News. This is a daily television news program, rated No. 1 in America. It is aired live from the NBC studio at Rockefeller Center. Before assuming his current position in 2004, Brian has worked on a number of channels. He started his professional career in the early 1980s, appearing on KOAM-TV and later transferred to work as a correspondent on WTTG-TV. By the end of decade he was promoted to the position of the news anchor on WCBS-TV. As for 2013, Brian Williams net worth is estimated at $ 30 million dollars and his annual salary amounts to $13 million.
Williams was born in 1959, in an Irish Catholic family. For many years his father Gordon L. Williams has served as a vice president of NRMA (National Retail Merchants Association). Although his fortune never came close to Brian Williams net worth, Gordon was considered a wealthy and influential man. As a teenager Brian attended Mater Dei High School and volunteered at the Middletown Township Fire Department.
Although his family was well-to-do, in order to feel more independent Williams worked as a busboy. After graduation from high school Brian attended three different learning institutions (Brookdale Community College, Catholic University of America and The George Washington University), but did not manage to get a degree. Although the lack of education did not hamper Brian’s professional career, the millionaire notes that leaving college was one of his greatest mistakes.
Brian Williams net worth growth gained momentum in the late 1980s, when he he started anchoring weekend night and weekday noon newscasts on WCBS-TV. In 1993 he left this position to start working as a White House correspondent for NBS News. Three years later Williams was offered an opportunity to host his own news program, The News with Brian Williams, which soon became the flagship signature show on both CNBC and MSNBC. In 2004, when a longtime Nightly News anchor and chief newsman Tom Brakaw left the show, Brian was offered to assume his position. Since his first day on the program Brian has kept the Nightly News at the top of the rating tables, attracting 10 million viewers on average. Williams’ closest competitor is Gibson with his program The World News with Charles Gibson.
What about his personal life? Since 1986 Brian has been happily married to Jane Gillan Williams. The couple has two kids: Alison and Brandon Williams. Brian’s daughter, currently in her mid twenties, is an aspiring actress, musician and comedienne, best known for her role in television series Girls. Despite her professional success, many years will have to pass before Alison’s fortune comes close to Brian Williams net worth.