10/02/2014 09:09 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2014

Brian Williams Doesn't Drink So That He Doesn't Miss Breaking News

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When big news happens, Brian Williams wants to be there. Which is one of the reasons he no longer drinks alcohol, the "Nightly News" anchor revealed.

Williams said in a Facebook chat Wednesday that while he used to drink, he doesn't anymore, and never really "loved it" anyway.

But the reason he avoids it now is really only something a top network news anchor can say.

"I figure since I never know when news is gonna break out...and I so often need to drive and/or think straight...its an easy thing to do without!" he said.

Check out his full Facebook chat here.