The son of “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt is joining his father as an anchor with an NBC job in New York. The Los Angeles Times reports that Stefan Holt was hired by flagship station WNBC-TV as the anchor of its new 4 p.m. news program.
“Stefan Holt, who is 29, will join WNBC in mid-April, before the debut of the newscast set for late May,” the Times reports. “NBC is adding the late-afternoon newscasts at its stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Connecticut to replace Meredith Vieira’s canceled daytime program.”
The Times adds: “Stefan Holt has spent the last five years working for NBC’s Chicago station, WMAQ — just a short walk from the former location of WBBM, where Lester Holt worked before joining NBC News. Stefan Holt was born in Chicago during his father’s 15-year run as an anchor in the city.”