will have to cool his heels a bit longer. Tom Brokaw
is staying put as anchor of NBC Nightly News
through 2004, at which point he will pass the torch on to Williams. "Brian Williams has been a valuable asset to NBC News and it's reassuring to know that when Tom steps down, Brian will be there," says Bob Wright
, chairman and CEO of NBC. In the meantime, Williams will continue to sub for Brokaw on Nightly News
and anchor The News with Brian Williams
, which will now air on CNBC. Says Brokaw: "It gives me great comfort to know when I move on to other NBC News projects, Brian will be there to take over the Nightly News
reins. He is a true professional and a trusted colleague."