NBC News correspondent Pete Williams will retire after a broadcasting career that spanned nearly 30 years.
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim called the 70-year-old journalist, who has covered the Supreme Court and Justice Department, “simply one of the most respected, trusted and unwavering names in the news”.
Among Williams’ biggest scoops as he covered five presidential administrations was his January report on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. According to NBC News, Williams said on a conference call with colleagues on Thursday, “Stephen Breyer is leaving, so I think it’s a good time for me too.”
Williams, a Wyoming native, joined NBC News in 1993. Prior to that, he served on the staff of Wyoming Rep. Dick Cheney, who became the country’s vice president.
Williams is a three-time Emmy Award winner.
He reportedly told his colleagues that there was still a lot of work to do before signing for the final time.