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Lester Holt visits with The Christian Chronicle during a 2009 interview.
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‘Excited and grateful for new role’

Manhattan church member Lester Holt moves into NBC’s top news anchor role.

Lester Holt’s anchor gig with NBC’s “Nightly News” is no longer temporary.

When the network suspended anchor Brian Williams in February for making misleading statements, Holt was tabbed to fill in.

But on June 18, the network announced that Holt — a longtime member of the Manhattan Church of Christ in New York— would become the permanent anchor:

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.”
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