NBC’s Brian Williams ready to return after surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams is returning from the disabled list.

network said Thursday he'll be back to work at “Nightly News” next
Tuesday, after Labor Day. He's been out since undergoing knee
replacement surgery on Aug. 6.

NBC has the top-rated evening news
program, but ABC's “World News” with Diane Sawyer has been creeping
closer. Lester Holt has been filling in for Williams since his surgery.

said in an interview with NBC medical reporter Nancy Snyderman he's
been highly motivated to end 30 years of knee pain. He thanked viewers,
particularly those who have had similar surgery, for their good wishes.

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