Crisis Management NBC stops short of firing Brian Williams In a memo, Deborah Turness, president of NBC News, explained the thought process behind the decision to suspend the anchor for six months without pay. By Matt WilsonFeb. 11, 2015 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.