(WMC) - NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay, according to NBC News President Deborah Turness.
Williams took himself off-air Saturday after questions arose concerning his war coverage in Iraq. Williams claimed that he was on a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire in 2003, and told the story several times over the years.
Members of the military challenged his story, saying his helicopter was not hit.
Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams since Feb. 9, will continue as interim anchor of Nightly News.
Turness released the following statement Tuesday: