Brian Williams makes first public appearance since suspension

Brian Williams Makes First Public Appearance Since Suspension
Brian Williams Makes First Public Appearance Since Suspension

NBC News anchor Brian Williams made his first public appearance since he was suspended from the network in February.

The 55-year-old attended a fundraising gala to raise money for his alma mater, Mater Dei High School in New Jersey. The high school will close in June - its 50th anniversary - if administrators fail to come up with $1 million.

He told The Two River Times, "It's been a very, very important part of my life. I had four great years here. I did not know it then, but it was the last degree I'd ever earn. It's a wonderful school, and it should be open for a long time, for everybody."

Williams made a sizable donation of $50,000 - despite not receiving a salary during his six-month suspension from NBC.

Prep school officials say they have raised more than $900,000 through numerous events and expect to reach the $1million goal before June.

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