FTVLive FIRST told you on Friday that Brian Williams maybe stepping down as early as next week. He decided to do it Today.
The Embattled NBC News Anchor emailed the staff at NBC saying that he is going to take some time off.
Lester Holt will be filling in.
Here is the text of Williams' email to the staff at NBC:
From: "NBC News Communications (NBCUniversal)"
Date: February 7, 2015 at 4:10:10 PM EST
To: "@NBC Uni NBC News All"
Subject: A Personal Note from Brian WilliamsIn the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.