Friday, April 12, 2013
Wiliams, who grew up in Middletown and is now a national news anchor, is one of 50 Garden State residents nominated this year. Middletown resident Connie Chung, another broadcast journalist, is also on the list.
Nightly News anchor and Middletown Township native Brian Williams is one of 50 nominees up for induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame this year. Williams, a proud "townie" who once worked in Sears and was a member Old Village Fire Company, is now a 54-year old esteemed and trusted broadcaster who delivers the news to more than 10 million viewers each night on NBC. In a recent interview on WYNC's 'Here's the Thing,' Williams described his life growing up in Middletown during what he called "hard financial times." His interest in the news was part of family life. His father came off the New York City train with a slew of daily papers, and their dinner -- which memorably included Spaghettios and ground beef goulash prepared by his beloved…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
'We will see you on the boardwalk,' says Brian Williams, news anchor and Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund new board member.
As a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, Gov. Chris Christie's witty banter and doughnut-eating may have made headlines, but he was quick to remind everyone that Hurricane Sandy relief is still needed. Christie and Letterman talked about the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund started by first lady Mary Pat Christie. She announced today that two major celebrities have joined the honorary advisory board. Bono, front man of U2, and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams will join Bruce Springsteen, former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, Jon Bon Jovi and others on the board. Bono called it “an honor” to support the relief efforts. “Sandy took away just about every piece of my Jersey Shore childhood,” said Williams, who is from …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The anchor of NBC's Nightly News shows his funny side reporting "The Puppy Bowl" and gets his face licked by a puppy named Pearl.
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Saturday, February 2
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams indulged in a little puppy love in his Friday night broadcast. The broadcaster, a Mater Dei grad who grew up in Middletown and was a member of Old Village Fire Company and Fairview First Aid, usually introduces segments by other reporters, but in a little surprise he narrated and appeared in one himself about Animal Planet's 9th annual "Puppy Bowl," a fun competition that is pitted against the NFLs' Superbowl coverage on Sunday as alternate TV fare for people who just don't care as much about football as they do about cute rescue dogs. His enthusiasm for puppies was nearly as at the level he usually reserves for Nascar. "You are ridiculously cute," he gushed at little Pearl, who will be competing …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The NBC Nightly News anchor and Middletown native spoke at the Power of Pink fundraiser luncheon to benefit the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch
It was one of the hottest days of the year and NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams came home to fight for a cause — freezing out breast cancer and its past treatment ills. The Middletown native, for the sake of the fight, his sister who succumbed to the disease in 2006, and the sense of community in which he was raised, donned a suit, purple tie, post-prom boutonniere (explanation to come) and a portable fan to attend the Power of Pink luncheon on Sandy Hook on Thursday. The annual event, which featured Williams as its guest speaker and Dr. Debra Camal as its honoree, was sponsored by the Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. It was designed to not only raise funds for the cause, but to…