BY BOB HOLT
The future of former Middletown resident Brian Williams is still in limbo right now as he serves out his suspension from the NBC Nightly News until August.
Williams received a six-month suspension for misrepresenting events from the Iraq war. Some people believe he has paid enough of a penalty, and deserves another chance with the network.
There are reasons Williams might get a second chance. One is that Williams had just received a $50 million 10-year contract from NBC before his problems began. NBC News is part of Comcast, and Politico reports that they don’t want publicity issues like they received when Ann Curry left the Today show.
If NBC doesn’t want to bring Williams back, they’ll likely have to negotiate a big settlement with him. According to a recent news story, Williams has support in a high position.