Categories Television Maybe I can get Brian Williams’ old job! Post author By Dan Post date May 29, 2002 Why Can’t Bob Cole Retire? NBC became the first major network to appoint a successor to its chief anchorman in nearly two decades, announcing Tuesday that Brian Williams will take over from Tom Brokaw on “Nightly News” in 2004. ← I’m devastated! → I quite enjoy the song! It is a great cover version.