After an internship with the White House, Williams began his news career at the National Association of Broadcasters and then became as chief White House correspondent with NBC. Two years later, he was tapped to host The News with Brian Williams on MSNBC. In 2002, NBC execs started planning for Tom Brokaw's eventual retirement. Williams was picked as his replacement and on December 2, 2004, he became the seventh anchor and managing editor of The Nightly News. Additionally, Williams has endeared himself to the youth audience with hosting SNL, slow jamming the news on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and popping up on 30 Rock. In 2011, NBC announced that he would host Rock Center with Brian Williams, the first new NBC news program to launch in primetime in over two decades. [Image via Getty]