Brian Williams by Joe Kohen/WireImage.com
NBC Nightly News
anchor Brian Williams will moderate
Meet the Press
this Sunday, according to a network spokeswoman. Williams is taking over the chair while the news division's executives deliberate over choosing a long-term replacement for their late colleague, Tim Russert. Williams was a White House correspondent before he was groomed to be successor to Brokaw for
. If Williams' assignment lasts, he won't be the first to do double duty on an evening newscast and a Sunday public affairs show. Face the Nation
's Bob Schieffer continued to moderate his show while he was interim anchor of CBS Evening News
. - Stephen Battaglio Related:
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