The following excerpt was sent out by NBC News:
Pete Williams, the esteemed NBC News correspondent who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court and the Department of Justice for nearly 30 years, plans to retire from the network and the news business in July.
In a journalism career that spanned five U.S. presidential administrations, Williams established himself as one of the most dedicated reporters in Washington, known by colleagues and viewers for his calm authority and peerless expertise.
Williams was an indispensable reporter during network coverage of several major national events, such as the 9/11 terror attacks and the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, bringing audiences essential updates from law enforcement sources and federal agencies.
Williams has been a cherished colleague for generations of reporters, producers, writers and editors inside NBC News, treasured by teams from the “NBC Nightly News” and the “TODAY” show to the company’s digital news units.
Williams, a native of Casper, Wyoming, and a graduate of Stanford University, worked as a reporter and news director at KTWO-TV and radio in Casper from 1974 to 1985.