NEW YORK — Next week marks the end of Brian Williams’ six-month suspension from NBC News for exaggerating his role in news stories, but he isn’t expected back on the air in his new job at MSNBC for at least another month.

Williams was suspended on Feb. 10 after his story about flying in a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003 was shown to be false, triggering an investigation into other incidents of self-aggrandizement in talking about his reporting.

The tentative target for his return is for the network’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., scheduled for Sept. 22-27, a source said. Williams won’t have a regular time slot at MSNBC, but will work during daytime hours on busy news days.

— From news service reports