Mystery voice for “NBC Nightly News”


A new announcer will debut this evening on the "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" – and NBC is keeping his/her identity a closely guarded secret to try to entice people to tune it tonight. According to the network, the “very special announcer” who will introduce the program and Williams each evening is someone “who has a rich, extensive, award-winning theatrical career for nearly 40 years.” The announcer’s identity will be revealed at the end of the program, allowing viewers the chance to submit their guesses throughout the broadcast at

The prior announcer for "Nightly News," Howard Reig, served the broadcast by introducing John Chancellor, Tom Brokaw and currently Williams for more than 25 years. Reig retired from the program in 2005 and "Nightly News" has been using his recordings since.