NBC News chairman Andrew Lack told the news staff at a meeting last week that the situation, which has been dragging on for four months, would be resolved shortly. An individual familiar with the situation at the network told TheWrap on Thursday, however, that no decision about Williams’ future at NBC has been made.Negotiations are said to have grown acrimonious. NBC suspended Williams in February for overstating his role in a perilous helicopter flight during the Iraq war. Lack is close to Williams and network brass have toyed with various ways of keeping him in-house, but it would clearly be difficult for the former high-flying anchor to accept a diminished role.

His temporary replacement Lester Holt may also be slowing things down by demanding a salary to match what Williams was getting paid while anchoring.