Who Has More Clout at NYC's Top Restaurants: Brian Williams or Geraldo?

Alex Pareene · 02/18/15 09:00AM

It's difficult, these days, to find examples of the name Brian Williams not being preceded by the word "disgraced," but is the suspended newsman as much of a pariah in New York City at large as he is in journalism circles? To figure out, we ran a (highly scientific) experiment. Gawker, posing as the personal assistants to Brian Williams, Geraldo Rivera, and Allison Williams, called 15 of New York's most exclusive restaurants to see who has the most clout. Congratulations to Geraldo, King of New York!

NBC News Suspends Brian Williams for 6 Months Without Pay

J.K. Trotter · 02/10/15 07:51PM

NBC News has suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay, effective immediately. The punishment follows revelations that, over the past decade, Williams misrepresented several details about his experience reporting in Baghdad, Iraq. Most significantly, Williams said a formation of helicopters in which he was flying encountered enemy fire and was eventually forced to land—a story that eyewitnesses have strongly challenged. Under his new contract, Williams would have been paid $10 million per year.

Brian Williams Has Some Strong Opinions About The Bachelorette

Jay Hathaway · 07/08/14 10:15AM

Rapper/newsman Brian Williams has been studying hard to land an invite to his daughter's Bachelorette viewing party, and he's formed some strong opinions about Andi Dorfman and the guys vying for her affection. And Iowa. Brian Williams doesn't really trust people from Iowa.

Here's Brian Williams "Rapping" "Baby Got Back"

Aleksander Chan · 06/16/14 11:11PM

NBC Nightly News anchor and occasional rapper Brian Williams got the supercut treatment from The Tonight Showagain, this time for Sir Mix-A-Lot's ode to derriere, "Baby Got Back." It includes a particularly inspired cameo choice for the song-making, "make me so horny" lyric. Keep rapping and "rapping," BriWi.

Snowden: "Sometimes To Do The Right Thing You Have to Break a Law"

Aleksander Chan · 05/29/14 08:36AM

Edward Snowden gave his first U.S. television interview to NBC's Brian Williams last night, almost one year after he was first revealed as the NSA contractor who leaked documents about the U.S. government's digital surveillance techniques.