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:
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 [...]
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...
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 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 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.
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
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.
NBC may be riding out the Brian Williams storm — and Lester Holt is looking like a strong candidate for Employee of the Week.
NBC news isn't seeing any serious collateral ratings damage from suspending anchor Brian Williams over false statements he made about his Iraq reporting.
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
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.
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.
Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News.
Some Say Time Is Right for NBC News Workhorse
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
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."
He is universally liked and respected at NBC. But will Lester Holt, standing in for a suspended Brian Williams, ever take over ‘Nightly News’?
“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
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 [...]