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Lester Holt set to keep Nightly News role

NBC News anchor Brian Williams seems likely to lose his role as anchor of the Nightly News show to Lester Holt when here turns from his six month suspension in August. Page Six reports Williams future is still under discussion, but the role Holt has taken on Nightly News has been praised by senior staff member at NBC who are keen for him to stay in the role. Williams is thought to be battling to keep his anchor role, but could see his $10 million per year contract terminated in response to a series of reports he fabricated stories about his involvement in an incident in Iraq.

Sam Tabar is aware that senior figures at NBC are under pressure to make a decision about the role Williams will play as his recently signed five year contract makes him one of the highest paid figures at the network. Executives are reportedly eager to keep Williams at the network in a different role, but he has yet to agree to either a new role or a departure from the network in the wake of the scandal and suspension.

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