Brian Williams Pulls Himself Off Air for 'a Few Days' 'I am presently too much a part of the news' By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Feb 7, 2015 3:45 PM CST Updated Feb 7, 2015 3:46 PM CST 87 comments Comments Brian Williams is taking a break from anchoring NBC Nightly News. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) (Newser) – Don't expect to see Brian Williams in the anchor's chair during the next few editions of NBC Nightly News. Facing a growing number of questions over the accuracy of several stories, Williams has announced, via NBC News, that he's taking a brief hiatus. "In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions," he writes. "I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days … Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us." Lester Holt will take over in the interim, Williams notes.