‘Excited and grateful for new role’
When the network suspended anchor Brian Williams in February for making misleading statements, Holt was tabbed to fill in.
Promised my family I wouldn’t think about work during vacation. Just got the ok to break that promise. Excited and grateful for new role.
— Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) June 18, 2015
Fellow Christians praise Holt’s character and journalistic integrity. “Lester’s faith is solid,” said Dave Swearingen, a former elder of the Manhattan church.
In a 2009 interview with The Christian Chronicle, Holt said, “I know a lot of people in this business who are people of faith — maybe not this specific faith that I share, but people who believe in God and follow their faith. So I don’t find it hard.”
• Lester Holt a humble newsman with a serious faith