Brian Williams is an American news anchor born in 1959 in Elmira, New York. He is the managing editor and anchor of NBC Nightly News. Williams started his broadcasting career in 1981 for KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kansas. He later moved to WTTG in Washington D. C. and then worked for WCAU in Philadelphia. Williams has also made guest appearances on the television shows 30 Rock, Family Guy, and The Soup. Due to his coverage of Hurricane Katrina he earned the George Polk Award. He was also instrumental in NBC earning a Peabody Award for that coverage as well. He is married to Jane Gillan Stoddard Williams and they have two children. Their daughter Allison Williams stars on the HBO show Girls.