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Lester Holt Laughs Off TMZ Questions About Brian Williams

NBC “Nightly News” interim anchor Lester Holt was approached by a TMZ cameraman, who asked, “what happens if Brian [Williams] comes back, are you guys going to duke it out?” Holt, who does not seem like the fighting type, simply laughed off the question before hopping in an SUV. Check it out below:

NBC Nightly News Ratings Have Been Going Up Since Lester Holt Took Over For Brian Williams!

This is surprising — but only because of how quickly the turnaround has been! Brian Williams won't be going back to his job at NBC Nightly News anytime soon since his suspension started for lying, and many believed his absence from the job would prove to tank ratings at his show… which IS what happened at [...]

Sorry, Brian! ‘NBC Nightly News’ Ratings Go Up In Williams’ Absence, Replacement Lester Holt Fairs Well

Apparently Brian Williams wasn’t all that essential after all. Without the NBC Nightly News anchor, the network has actually seen a rise in ratings by seven percent. It seems… READ ON...

TMZ Tracks Down Lester Holt to Ask Him About Replacing Brian Williams

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

When TMZ starts crawling all over a journalism scandal, it's a sure sign that the story is either 1) spiraling out of control into a pit of noxious intrigue, 2) totally, totally bonkers, or 3) journalism ate itself out of hunger.

Lester Holt -- So What Happens if Brian Williams Returns? [Video]

Lester Holt gets the game... he answered our photog's goofy question about the whole Brian Williams thing perfectly... with a laugh. Lester was leaving 30 Rock after anchoring "NBC Nightly News" when our photog tried projecting 6 months into the…

NBC Nightly News Trails ABC in Demo, But Keeps #1 Spot in Total Viewers

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

NBC Nightly News got some good news of its own this week as its Brian Williams-less broadcast added viewers week-to-week with Lester Holt in the anchor chair.

Lester Holt Gets A Break

NBC’s Lester Holt — just call him iron pants — will get a break after anchoring 14 days straight on Weekend “Today,” “Nightly News” and “Dateline.” This weekend Craig Melvin will fill in on Weekend “Today” both Saturday and Sunday, while...Show More Summary

ABC’s David Muir Poised to Take Ratings Lead as NBC’s Lester Holt Falters

last weekNews : Mediaite

The general consensus among media reporters seems to be that if Lester Holt can maintain Brian Williams' first place ratings as temporary anchor of NBC Nightly News, then he will stay in that seat long after Williams' six-month suspension expires. And if his first full week on the job is any indication, Holt may be in trouble.

Lester Holt's first days as NBC's anchor show a ratings gain

NBC may be riding out the Brian Williams storm — and Lester Holt is looking like a strong candidate for Employee of the Week.

'NBC Nightly News' wins after Lester Holt leaps in

NBC news isn't seeing any serious collateral ratings damage from suspending anchor Brian Williams over false statements he made about his Iraq reporting.

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 9

As the 6-month suspension of Brian Williams got underway, “NBC Nightly News” continued as the most-watched evening newscast last week with Lester Holt in the anchor chair. But compared to the same week last year only ABC’s “World News...Show More Summary

The Best and Worst Three Candidates to Replace Brian Williams Are…

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

So with Brian Williams gone (again, it's not even a question if he can survive this onslaught anymore), the task for the powers that be at 30 Rock is to find its next anchor. Lester Holt is very capable and fine as a weekend anchor, but perhaps not the guy you want to build your franchise around.

In Lester Holt, NBC May Get the Calm After the Brian Williams Storm

Known as an unflappable pro, the newsman tapped to fill the anchor’s chair at “NBC Nightly New” for the next six months is also a strong contender to keep the job.

Former NBC News Correspondent Ned Colt Has Died

Ned Colt, an former NBC News foreign correspondent, has died. On “NBC Nightly News” tonight, Lester Holt reported that Colt “covered the world for NBC News for more than a decade starting in the mid-90s.” In 2004, Colt and his NBC News...Show More Summary

Lester Holt seen as heir apparent to Brian Williams at 'Nightly News'

In the hallways at NBC headquarters here, the walls are adorned with photos of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams covering stories around the world, underscored by snippets from a recent ad campaign: "He's been there. He'll be there."

Lester Holt is Ready for His Close-Up

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

He is universally liked and respected at NBC. But will Lester Holt, standing in for a suspended Brian Williams, ever take over ‘Nightly News’?

‘NBC Nightly News’ Removes Brian Williams’ Name

“From NBC News world headquarters in New York, this is NBC Nightly News. Reporting tonight, Lester Holt.” So began the first night of Brian Williams‘ six-month suspension away from the NBC newscast he has led for more than a decade. The narration and graphics were scrubbed of Williams’ name, as was the set itself. Show More Summary

Williams’ Name Removed From Broadcast, Website

It’s not going to be Lester Holt filling in for Brian Williams. In a further slap to disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, NBC News is pulling his name from its “Nightly News with Brian Williams” broadcast starting Wednesday evening, sources exclusively tell Page Six. And we further hear that Williams’ name will disappear from the [...]

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