NBC News’ Lester Holt is set to be inducted into the National Association Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame this year. The group announced Holt’s induction on Tuesday (June 15). An awards ceremony is scheduled for October in Las Vegas, at the NAB’s annual convention, The Hill reported.
Holt began anchoring NBC’s evening show in 2015 following the departure of Brian Williams. Holt joined the network in 2000 and co-anchored the Weekend TODAY broadcast and weekend version of Nightly News for 12 years and eight years respectively. The California native has been the main anchor of Dateline NBC since 2011. In March, Holt received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
He also recently added managing editor of Nightly News to his resume “in recognition of Lester’s role driving every aspect” of the show. The journalist’s Kids Edition of Nightly News was recently awarded the 2021 Webby People’s Voice Award.
Other inductees for this year’s Hall of Fame include Edward Murrow, Larry King, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and Meet the Press. The NAB has inducted journalists, shows, TV execs and organizations into its Hall of Fame since 1988.