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Confirming what everyone has suspected for some time, Lester Holt officially has been named Brian Williams' replacement as anchor of NBC's Nightly News (at 86,000+ shares and climbing ever higher). "Promised my family I wouldn't think about work during vacation. Just got the ok to break that promise. Excited and grateful for new role," Holt tweets. "Hardest working man in news gets the job," reacts Amy Hawley with 41 Action News Kansas City. "Not only is Williams going to make substantially less $ (per NYT), Holt will be making significantly *more* (Unclear if his new deal's done)," shares CNN's Brian Stelter. Meanwhile, Williams has fully launched his apology tour, saying his fabrications came from "a bad urge inside of me." "Brian Williams said he was "sorry for what happened" but did not directly apologize for telling lies," points out New York Times media reporter Emily Steel. "Love that Brian Williams' argument that he didn't lie is 'well, I told the story truthfully in the past!'" tweets ProPublica's Megan McCloskey.

Also in media, it appears Hulk Hogan is paying a "journalism expert" $350 per hour for his suit against Gawker.

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