Former Pentagon Press Secretary
Justice Correspondent, NBC News
Pete Williams has covered the Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for NBC News since 1993 and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since its creation. He is a recipient of a national news Emmy award and a three-time Emmy nominee and is the senior television correspondent at the Supreme Court. He came to Washington in 1986 to join the staff of Congressman Dick Cheney as a legislative assistant and press secretary. Williams was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in 1989. He served as Pentagon spokesman during the Persian Gulf War and military operations in Panama and Somalia. The National Association of Government Communicators named him Communicator of the Year in 1991.