NBC anchor Williams taking himself off the air for several days

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Posted: Feb 07, 2015 4:56 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News anchor Brian Williams said on Saturday he will take himself off the evening newscast for several days as the network probes misstatements related to his experience reporting on the Iraq war in 2003.

"In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions, Williams said in a statement posted on NBC News' website.

(Reporting By Christian Plumb)