Brian Williams to Step Into Russert's Shoes

Nightly News anchor will host this week's Meet the Press
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2008 2:55 AM CDT
In this photo provided by NBC, Brian Williams speaks at a memorial service for Tim Russert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2008.    (AP Photo/NBC, Virginia Sherwood)
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(Newser) NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams will be filling in for Tim Russert on this Sunday's Meet the Press, E! Online reports. NBC is still seeking a permanent replacement for the mighty newsman who died a week ago. Reporters David Gregory and Andrea Mitchell have been mentioned as possible candidates, as have Hardball host Chris Matthews—and Williams himself.