The National Association of Black Journalists have decide to honor Lester Holt for his many years of professional journalism.
The NBC Nightly News anchor was described by NABJ President Sarah Glover as a, “dynamic broadcaster who is diligent in his pursuit of the facts and demonstrates a stellar work ethic that shows up in his reporting, which also provides context and superior coverage for television and digital audiences.”
Lester has achieved much in his 35 years in the industry. From reporting views from the Freddie Grey protests in Baltimore to anchoring in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo massacre. However a very major accomplishment was becoming the first African American solo anchor at a “flagship newscast of a major U.S. television network,” according to The Charleston Chronicle.
The association is excited to welcome the pioneer to Washington D.C. August 3-7 at the Annual Convention and Career Fair. Congratulations, Lester Holt!