Lester Holt

Vice President Kamala Harris' glory of being the highest-ranking Black American woman to make a foreign trip was short-lived after comments she made about the immigration crisis at the border, including an interview with Lester Holt.

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University is awarding its 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to Lester Holt, news anchor for NBC. Holt has anchored NBC’s flagship “Nightly News” broadcast since 2015, following eight years as anchor of the newscast’s weekend edition and 12 years as co-anchor of “Weekend Today.” The university’s Walter […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt and four of his NBC News colleagues will share moderating duties for the first debate of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights in Miami on June 26 and June 27. For each night, Holt will anchor the first hour, […]

On Friday, NBC announced that Megyn Kelly’s morning talk show had been canceled and the move comes — as the New York Times put it — “for wondering aloud on-air why it was inappropriate for white people to dress up (on Halloween) in blackface.” Kelly was fired from her show following the public uproar over her comments. As Sandra […]

  NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt, does more with his voice than read the news, he sings too! Holt usually moonlights as a bass player for his band, Lester Holt + The Rough Cuts, but when they performed Sunday night at Hill Country BBQ in New York City, he sang. The band made their national TV debut […]

In an interview on NBC Nightly News, real life BlacKkKlansman Ron Stallworth tells Lester Holt that David Duke called him to discuss his concerns about the way he will be portrayed in Spike Lee’s new film. See the interview below.   BlacKkKlansman opens in theaters August 10, 2018. View the official trailer: (story/video: NBC Nightly News) READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: […]

  In an interview that aired Monday on NBC Nightly News real life BlacKkKlansman Ron Stallworth tells Lester Holt that David Duke called him yesterday to talk about the film. Here’s how the interview went: Lester Holt: I can’t interview you without asking about the David Duke interaction. How much of that was real? You had a phone friendship with David Duke? […]

The rumors of rapper Meek Mill allgedly being released from prison on April 16 are flowing and some people think it’s true while others aren’t buying it. Complex reports that the rumors are not true but instead a status conference hearing with Judge Genece Brinkley. According to Mill’s lawyer Joe Tacopina, he says, “As far as I know there is […]

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Lester Holt learned while going through customs in North Korea that his request to visit the heavily-fortified border with South Korea had been denied, and he was headed to a ski resort instead. His schedule was not his own, and Holt is only the latest journalist to learn […]

  NBC Nightly News threw a holiday dance party for staffers and crew last week at 30 Rock, and anchor Lester Holt kicked things off with a lip sync battle against weekend anchor Kate Snow. According to spies for TVNewser, both anchors performed two tunes each. Snow kicked things off with “No Roots” by Alice Merton, […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that there was “no collusion” between his winning campaign and the Russian government, in his first extended remarks since he roiled Washington with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Trump slammed Comey as a “showboat” attention-seeker who had […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A 7-year-old boy’s mention of Lester Holt to a local news reporter in Portland, Oregon, has earned him a chance to meet his favorite news anchor. After mentioning Holt to KGW-TV reporter Drew Carney on air earlier this month, the boy told Carney, “usually you see him more on the news […]