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Will Lester Holt Succeed As NBC Anchor?

NBC News has announced that Brian Williams will not return as anchor, and will instead work for MSNBC. Weekend anchor, and temporary nightly anchor Lester Holt will permanently assume the anchor spot. Will Holt be successful as nightly anchor?

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Will Lester Holt Succeed As NBC Anchor?  

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last 24 hours | time
Lester Holt Kicks Off NBC Nightly News Gig With a Jump in Ratings - TIME
"...This put the Nightly News just ahead of their main competitor, ABC's World News Tonight,which led NBC in evening news viewers from April to June but received only 7.7 million viewers this past week.Williams, who was suspended after it emerged in February he had exaggerated an anecdote about coming under attack during a 2003 helicopter ride in Iraq, will remain with the company as an anchor for MSNBC despite being ousted from his evening news seat...." see full article


900 days ago | thedailybeast
How Lester Holt Dethroned Brian Williams: NBCS Messy Changing of The Guard - Daily Beast

"...As The Daily Beast reported in February, when Holt initially stepped in for the suspended Williams, Holt became known more for his relentless work ethic than his glitzy star power as anchor of the weekend Nightly News, the weekend Todayshow and the magazine show Dateline.During his hours and hours anchoring MSNBC's coverage of the cliffhanger 2000 presidential election, he earned the nicknames iron pants and Scud Stud of Electoral College Crisis. Former MSNBC contributor Amy Holmes recalled working alongside Holt during that contentious election: the counts, recounts, hanging chads, court battles, as she put it...." see full article


911 days ago | usatoday
NBC's terrible Brian Williams decision

"...The silver lining is that NBC did the right thing when it promoted Lester Holt to succeed Williams in the anchor chair. Holt has done a fine job filling in for Williams during his suspension. He's a pro who is all about the news. He'll steer clear of the celebrity shenanigans that led to Williams' undoing.Williams got in trouble for telling a tall tale about his experiences in covering the Iraq War in 2003. He said he had been in a helicopter that had been forced out of the sky when it was hit by enemy fire. Trouble was, he hadn't, which he admitted after he was challenged by some veterans on Facebook. Williams had told the story about his own newscast on The Late Show with David Letterman, among other venues...." see full article


911 days ago | variety
NBCs Big TV-News Bet: Can Brian Williams, Lester Holt Deliver?
"...Holt's style is different from that of Williams. By many accounts, he is a hard worker, but not as interested in the opportunities the evening-news anchor might afford him. Holt is not as frequent a guest on latenight talk shows and has not hosted Saturday Night Live, as Williams has.In recent weeks, Holt has shown promise. He notched an exclusive interview with the bystander who captured video of a South Carolina police officer shooting Walter Scott, an incident that briefly captured the national conversation,  and even led the NBC newscast one evening from a seat in a helicopter.The evening newscast can be a grind, however. Holt's accomplishments in the recent past are already the stuff of past ratings reports. NBC will count on him now to keep his current ratings and even grow them. ..." see full article


911 days ago | denverpost
NBC's new anchor Lester Holt rose steadily to top - The Denver Post
"...When Williams was suspended for six months in February, Holt was designated to fill in. For the first four months, Holt was essentially in a holding pattern; NBC did little to promote him, not knowing if the job would become permanent. Holt won praise for landing the first interview with the man who filmed the police shooting of an unarmed black man in South Carolina, and some critical cringes for one newscast anchored from a helicopter above the scene of a train crash."Nightly News" was for many years dominant in the ratings. Since Williams was suspended the broadcast has slipped into a tight week-to-week battle for the top with ABC's "World News Tonight," although ABC had been gaining even before Williams left.Holt is an avid bass guitar player in his spare time...." see full article


912 days ago | thedailybeast
Successor or Seat-Warmer, Lester Holt Is Ready for His Close-Up

"...But Lauer's popularity imploded after the controversy surrounding Ann Curry's tortured and emotional removal from the Today show, and Williams is now going through his own hell. Perhaps Holt's humility and less bombastic command of center stage is precisely what NBC News needs at its apex right now.He must be doing something right. On Tuesday, Holt's second day in the job, CNN reported, NBC beat its main rival, ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir, in all the key ratings categories, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. We'll know how successful Holt ultimately has been if and when Williams returns, or if and when those opening credits feature Holt's name, front and center...." see full article



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