NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay.
The anchor has been embroiled in scandal since his account of traveling in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade in Iraq in 2003, was called into question. He later apologized, and announced he was temporarily stepping away from the NBC "Nightly News" desk.
But, on Tuesday evening, a memo went out to NBC news staff telling employees that Williams had been suspended.
Here is the memo sent by Deborah Turness, NBC News President:
We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News.