All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NBC Nightly News’

Lester Holt Makes History As First African-American Solo Nightly News Broadcast Anchor

Lester Holt is the new permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News, in a move by the network last week to retain Brian Williams but in a far different capacity. Lester Holt has manned the NBC Nightly News desk since the start of Williams’s suspension for misrepresenting some of his involvement reporting on the Iraq war. In addition to being the …

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Ann Curry Treatment: Is Brian Williams In for the Same?

Ann Curry was fired from her position as co-host of the Today show several years back, and is rarely seen on the network any more. Is this the same treatment Brian Williams will receive now that it’s confirmed he won’t return to NBC Nightly News, but will instead be replaced by Lester Holt on a permanent basis? Us Weekly reported …

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Lester Holt, Stefan Holt: ‘Like Father-Like Son’ Interaction on NBC

Lester Holt is presently serving as anchor for the NBC Nightly News show while Brian Williams is on his six-month suspension from the network. On Monday, Lester had a fun broadcasting experience that not all news anchors can claim. You see, Lester Holt’s son, Stefan Holt, followed in his dad’s footsteps. Stefan anchors an NBC morning show in Chicago, but …

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Savannah Guthrie Subs for Lester Holt, Who Subs for Brian Williams on ‘NBC Nightly News’

Savannah Guthrie filled in for Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News Monday, as Holt had a ‘family emergency’ he was called away to handle. Lester Holt has been named as the substitute anchor for Brian Williams, who was suspended by the network for six months, pending an investigation into his habit of not-quite-telling the truth. It was speculated back when …

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Allison Williams Talks to Seth Meyers, Defends Dad Brian Williams

Allison Williams spoke with Seth Meyers during a question and answer session at the 92Y in New York on Wednesday, and as one would expect, the topic turned to her famous dad, Brian Williams. Brian Williams, of course, was suspended for six months from NBC’s Nightly News, after admitting he falsely retold a story about being in a helicopter that …

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Tom Brokaw Didn’t Say He Wanted Brian Williams Fired

Tom Brokaw is speaking out about a media rumor that claims he demanded NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams be fired. In fact, Brokaw–from whom Brian Williams took over the news anchor position back in 2004–said he hadn’t commented on the situation at all. The situation involves an untruth that Brian Williams says was forgetfulness rather than a lie. He …

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Allison Williams: Luckiest Boy-Girl in the World

Allison Williams said she is the luckiest “boy-girl” in the world. No, she’s not confused about her gender. However the daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams does play a boy in her lead role in Peter Pan Live! The live NBC event will air on Thursday, December 4th. A new promo clip was just released. Allison Williams admits …

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Tom Brokaw Remembers the Fall of the Berlin Wall on Its 25th Anniversary

Tom Brokaw was on hand the day the Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago today — the only network news anchor to report live from the scene. Brokaw, best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004, says it was a day when all of the stars aligned. “When we went, we …

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Nancy Snyderman Breaches Ebola Protocol, Apologizes

Nancy Snyderman, the NBC News doctor who recently returned from Liberia, breached the Ebola protocol for quarantine set for those exposed to others diagnosed with the disease. She has since apologized, saying she knows she made a mistake. The NBC chief medical editor and her team traveled to Liberia earlier in October, where cameraman Ashoka Mukpo contracted Ebola. While he …

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Christopher Walken’s Look as Captain Hook in ‘Peter Pan Live’ Revealed

Oh boy, Peter Pan Live is going to be an awesome production if the look Christopher Walken will don as Captain Hook is any indication. The 71-year-old actor is almost unrecognizable as the infamous pirate. A producer for NBC’s upcoming production of the classic musical, which is an adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan, tweeted out the …

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Garrick Utley: Former NBC TV Correspondent Dies at 74

One of the most legendary broadcast news correspondents has passed away from prostate cancer. Garrick Utley was 74-years-old when he died in his New York home Thursday night.  He’s been battling the illness for two years. In a very extensive interview, Utley’s wife Gertje, 40, described to CNN News some of his most memorable moments as a traditional journalist. “He …

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Ann Curry Interviews President of Iran

Yesterday, Ann Curry, former reporter for the Today Show, sat down with new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for his first interview with the American press since his election. The interview aired on NBC Nightly News last night, and other portions aired on the TODAY show this morning. Curry had several bold questions to ask President Rouhani, especially since tensions between …

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