Brian Williams Wanted Jay Leno’s Job

Apparently being a hard news man was not how Brian Williams saw the rest of his career. The suspended NBC Nightly News anchor reportedly lobbied executives a couple of years ago to take over as host of The Tonight Show once the network decided to move on from Jay Leno. Williams was also warned years ago by former anchor Tom Brokaw and former NBC News President Steve Capus to “be careful” about his war story, which has now been proven false.