News anchor Brian Williams has come a long way. Not long ago, he was booted from his nightly news spot and suspended by NBC. Upon his return, he began to host The 11th Hour on MSNBC. While it appeared to be a demotion at the time, Williams made the most of his primetime news slot and ratings soared over across the network. After making it back to the mountaintop, Williams made the decision to depart from NBC when his contract expired.
Just a month into his departure, it is unclear if Brian Williams will return to television. However, it is clear that he will not be working with CBS anytime soon. According to a report from CNN, Williams declined an offer to host the network’s primetime news program.
“With all of our recent hires, Bob Costa joining, and today’s streaming launch, it’s no surprise people are wondering who’s coming to CBS News next. But Brian Williams is not going to be doing the Evening News. End of Story,” an unidentified CBS executive told CNN.
The network’s pursuit of Williams is a warning shot for the show’s current host, Norah O’Donnell. Under her leadership, the show has slipped to third in the nightly newscast race. With that said, it is unlikely that O’Donnell would be moved without a major replacement.