NBC to Make Lester Holt Permanent ‘Nightly News’ Anchor – Wall Street Journal

Comcast Corp.’s NBC is expected to elevate Lester Holt to permanent anchor of its “Nightly News” broadcast, a person familiar with the matter said, four months after he took over on an interim basis following the suspension of his embattled predecessor Brian Williams.

Mr. Williams was taken off the air in February after revelations that he exaggerated a story from his days covering the war in Iraq. In recent months, NBC has…


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