Lester Holt
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United States
2020

Lester
Holt

Journalist / TV Host

Anchor of both “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline,” he’s been at the forefront of the network’s news operations since 2000 — following almost two decades at CBS — but the uniquely tumultuous events of 2020 saw him bring his steady insights to a shattering confluence of politics, coronavirus updates and social uprisings. While leading NBC’s coverage of the U.S. presidential election, he expanded his audience to speak to younger viewers grappling with uncertain times by launching “Nightly News: Kids Edition,” the twice-weekly newscast breaking down the thorniest of current events, from the death of George Floyd and the protests it inspired to the complexities of pandemic life. The show is available on Peacock, NBC’s YouTube channel and the broadcast network’s Saturday-morning block.

Career

  • DATELINE
  • NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
  • WEEKEND TODAY

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Joe Biden to Join Lester Holt on 'NBC Nightly News' for First Interview Since Election Victory

Joe Biden to Join Lester Holt on 'NBC Nightly News' for First Interview Since Election Victory

President-elect Joe Biden will sit down with NBC News' Lester Holt on Tuesday for his first interview post-election.The full interview will air during "NBC Nightly News" at 6:30 p.m. ET, with additional portions to be featured on "Today," "Nightly News" and MSNBC on Wednesday. It will also be available to view on NBC News' website and NBC News NOW after the interview broadcasts on Tuesday night.The sit-down interview was filmed in Wilmington, Del. Jennifer Suozzo is the executive producer of...

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