NBC Nightly News anchor who replaced Tom Brokaw in 2004. After embellishing a story regarding his coverage of the Iraq War in 2015, he was suspended from Nightly News for six months. He also presented on Rock Center and Dateline NBC.
He worked as a volunteer fireman and a busboy throughout high school.
He has been dubbed the Walter Cronkite of the 21st century.
He got married to Jane Stoddard Williams on June 7, 1986 and they had a daughter, Allison, and a son, Douglas.
When he was suspended from NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt took over as news anchor.