NBC sources tell FTVLive that the decision for Brian Williams to step down as the Anchor of NBC Nightly News, was not Williams' decision.
"Brian was basically told that he is taking time off," said a NBC staffer to FTVLive.
Williams released a statement earlier today that said he was going to step away from Nightly News for "several days."
NBC insiders tell FTVLive that although they like Brian Williams, they really feel like there is no way Williams can survive this. They feel that his reputation and that of the news division are too damaged right now.
"The only way we (NBC News) recovers is if Brian resigns," said one NBC insider to FTVLive.
Some insiders feel that NBC News President Deborah Turness "doesn't have the guts" to sack Williams. "He's (Williams) number 1 in the ratings, if they fire him and lose viewers, Turness knows her neck is on the line," said the insider.
So, will Turness make the move that many inside think needs to be made?