Brian Williams To Be Replaced By Lester Holt On Nightly News

June 19, 2015


We all love coming home from work, sitting down with our families, and turning on our favorite TV show. But what makes us like these show the most are the people anchoring them. In this case, get ready to say goodbye to Brian Williams, as he will be replaced by Lester Holt on NBC’s Nightly News.

Andy Lack, Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, stated that Lester Holt is set to be the new anchor of Nightly News due to the previous host Brian Williams being suspended since February.

He said in a press release: “Today we are announcing that Lester Holt will become the permanent anchor of Nightly News. As you all know, Lester has done outstanding work for NBC News over the last ten years, and he’s performed remarkably well over the last few months under very tough circumstances.”

Holt responded with: “This is an enormous honor. The respect and admiration I have for the Nightly News team has only grown deeper over the last several months that we’ve been together. Day-in and day-out under an uncomfortable spotlight they have produced world-class journalism.”

“I’m very proud and grateful to be part of such an unflappable and dedicated team of professionals as we move forward together.”

As for Brian Williams, we’re not sure what’s going to happen next. He got suspended from the Nightly News earlier this year after an investigation targeted at his exaggerated Iraq War story was launched by NBC.

For now, let’s hope 56-year-old Holt doesn’t make the same mistake as his former colleague did.

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