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  1. Brian Williams Joe Caponio May 9, 2007

  2. Born 1959 in New York Raised in New Jersey Volunteer firefighter Attended three colleges, including George Washington Worked as White House intern during Carter administration Never graduated college Background

  3. College Dropout

  4. Career • Started at National Association of Broadcasters • Hired at KOAM in Pittsburg, Kansas • General assignment correspondent in Washington, D.C. • Worked in Philadelphia as New Jersey correspondent • Hired by WCBS in New York

  5. Covered 1987 Stock Market crash Won first of five Emmys Gained exposure in TV circles Sent to cover fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 Big Break

  6. Household Name • 1993 Iowa Floods • 1993 World Trade Center bombing • 1996 TWA Flight 800 crash • 1997 Death of Princess Diana • 1999 Death of John F. Kennedy Jr.

  7. MSNBC Commercial

  8. NBC • Hired in 1993 • Chief White House correspondent from 1994 to 1996 • MSNBC Nightly News with Brian Williams 1996 to 2001, 2000 election • Took over for Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News in 2004

  9. New Millennium • 9/11 coverage • First NBC reporter in Baghdad • First network anchor to announce death of John Paul III • First anchor to report from Indonesian tsunami • Only anchor in New Orleans when Katrina hit • Moderated presidential debates • One of the most trusted names in news

  10. Katrina Coverage

  11. Awards • Five Emmys • Four Murrow Awards • Honorary Doctorates at Elmira and Providence Colleges • 2000 USA Today Anchor of the Year • 2001 GQ Man of the Year • Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina

  12. Works Cited YouTube. NBC NEWS Headlines – Hurricane Katrina. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://youtube.com/watch?v=CnM789sluuo YouTube. MSNBC Preview from 1996. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://youtube.com/watch?v=SZRJCeJhjLw YouTube. Brian Williams – Part 1. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://youtube.com/watch?v=ak774Lbk_qU Crain’s New York Business. New York Rising Star – 40 Under 40. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://www.newyorkbusiness-risingstars.com/profile.php?pageNum_profile_detail=36&year=14&pid=1049 Stanley, Alessandra. October 27, 2005 New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/27/arts/television/27stan.html?ex=1178510400&en=4ad28741403b2c90&ei=5070 Providence College. April 23, 2002 Press Release. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://www.providence.edu/college-relations/042302a.htm MSNBC. Nightly News with Brian Williams. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3667173 Wikipedia. The News with Brian Williams. Retrieved May 1, 2007 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_News_with_Brian_Williams CUA Office of Public Affairs. May 15, 2004 Press Release. Retrieved May 1, 2007 http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/04CommencementWebFinal.htm TIME Magazine Covers. TIME Covers Archive. Retrieved May 1, 2007 http://www.time.com/time/coversearch/ Internet Movie Database. Brian Williams (III). Retrieved May 1, 2007 http://imdb.com/name/nm1047419/ Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Advanced Primetime Awards Search. Retrieved May 1, 2007 http://imdb.com/name/nm1047419/