Making him the most visible African-American newsman in broadcast television, NBC has named Lester Holt to anchor its weekend Nightly News programs effective Saturday. He will also continue to co-host the weekend editions of Today. In effect, he becomes a kind of before-and-after Katie Couric all at once, wearing an apron on the cooking features of the Today show in the weekend mornings and doffing it for the more serious business of delivering the news in the evening. The website TVNewers quoted him as saying, "To anchor not one, but both of NBC's weekend broadcasts is beyond my wildest dreams."




10/05/2007