Louis Alan “Pete” Williams, born February 28, 1952, better known as Pete Williams, is a former American journalist and government official. He worked as a television correspondent for NBC News. Pete Williams served in George H.W. Bush’s administration.
|Full Name:||Louis Alan “Pete” Williams|
|Date of Birth:||February 28, 1952|
|Place of Birth:||Casper, Wyoming|
|State of Origin:||Wyoming|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Early Life and Education
Pete Williams was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, where his father, Louis, was a dentist and his mother, “Bennie,” was a teacher before going on to work as a realtor.
Born into a family of three, Williams earned his high school diploma from Natrona County High School in 1970, which is also where his fellow Bush Administration alumnus Dick Cheney attended.
He participated on his high school’s winning debate team, and he also received recognition for his public speaking.
He participated actively in both the Teenage Republicans organization at his school and the National Honor Society.
In 1974, Williams earned his degree from Stanford University.
He majored in journalism and history while at Stanford and participated in a year-long study abroad program in London.
Pete Williams started his career in local news with the Casper, Wyoming, television station KTWO and its eponymous radio station in 1974 after graduating from Stanford University, where he had initially studied engineering but later switched to journalism.
Pete Williams started working for Dick Cheney as his press secretary in 1986. In 1989, during the George H. W. Bush administration, Cheney moved with Williams to the US Department of Defense to take the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
Williams left the Defense Department and started working as a journalist for NBC News in late March 1993.
His primary coverage for NBC is the Supreme Court and the Department of Justice. On July 29, 2022, NBC News announced his retirement.
Pete Williams has been honored with three national news Emmys.
He received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Wyoming in 2012 in recognition of his numerous achievements to journalism.
His “sound judgment, fairness, impeccable ethics, and passion to duty” were lauded.
Pete Williams Net Worth
Pete Williams has a net worth of $5 million. He is a former American journalist and government official.
Michelangelo Signorile, a writer and activist, revealed Williams’ gay in 1991. Despite the department’s then-ban on LGBT military personnel, Cheney refused to fire Williams (a civilian employee) when asked by media.
Cheney also hinted that he opposed the prohibition.