The departing longtime NBC News and MSNBC anchor may make a "TV comeback" on another network, according to Page Six. "Brian Williams 'thinks he has one more swing at bat' in the TV business and is talking to a variety of networks — including ABC — which could cause big issues with their star anchors David Muir and George Stephanopoulos," reports Page Six's Emily Smith and Alexandra Steigrad. "Multiple TV insiders say that while Williams, 62 — who just announced he would be leaving NBC News after nearly 30 years at the end of December — is not supposed to be negotiating with others while still under contract, some informal discussions with rival networks and streaming services have taken place. And those close to the tarnished former Nightly News anchor insist that he may even want to go back to the business that got him into hot water in the first place — entertainment and comedy. One source said, 'People forget that Brian is really funny, he’s always wanted to do an interview show that gives him room to have fun. He likes to do profiles and interviews — even though that is what got him into trouble.' He was a regular on the late-night chat shows over the years, showing off his comic chops, and telling his 'misremembered' stories."
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