Is Brian Williams shopping for an agent to help him get a better deal at NBC?
Page Six gossips that Williams got tongues wagging that he might be on the lookout for a new Matt Lauer style contract after he was spotted sharing lunch at the Sea Grill with CAA CEO Richard Lovett last week.
A source mused, “Brian was not happy the way NBC brass handled his ‘Rock Center.’ He felt they didn’t show him support.
He previously has not had an agent, so by dining with Lovett at such a public spot, he’s sending a clear message.”
But an NBC rep said, “Brian is in the midst of a long-term contract with NBC News. What sources ‘spotted’ was simply two friends having lunch while Brian was on standby for news from Egypt.
The closest they came to discussing money was who was going to pay the check.”