Brian Williams, the Middletown and former volunteer fireman who now anchors NBC Nightly News, is scheduled to air a segment on McLoone’s charitably-oriented musical endeavors on the program Friday night, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
McLoone, a restaurateur who lives in Little Silver, is slated to be featured in a recurring segment called “Making a Difference,” which highlights good news and people who give their time to help others, writes News columnist Richard Huff.
From the article:
“I grew up listening to Tim McLoone play the Tradewinds [nightclub] when I was in high school,” says Williams, who was raised in Middletown, N.J. “We danced and had a good old time to Tim McLoone.”
Despite Williams’ intimate knowledge of McLoone’s early years – and having recently eaten at one of McLoone’s restaurants in Sea Bright, N.J. – it was his NBC News co-worker Natalie Morales who suggested McLoone for the segment.
“It’s unbelievable,” Williams says. “He doesn’t ask for attention or compensation, he just does it.”