Lester Holt

Lester Holt


Anchor @NBCNightlyNews and @datelinenbc, reporting on the top stories in the US and around the world. Watch full episodes of Nightly: https://t.co/wVdgxKe8EP

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Doing my best. Very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Join me tonight for “The Playbook,” a @DatelineNBC  special in-depth look at whether the coronavirus pandemic could have been contained or slowed had government agencies responded differently. Tune in at 8pmET / 7pmCT on NBC.

I'm looking forward to being back on @NBCNightlyNews  tonight. Thanks to @SavannahGuthrie  and @kwelkernbc  for filling in while I took a few days off.

Tom Hanks talked with me today about his experience battling COVID-19 and where he stands on the mask debate, plus how his new film about WWII parallels what we're experiencing with the pandemic.

Kaitlyn Saunders is a remarkable 9-year-old skater who's using her talent to spread a message of hope. I spoke with her last week for #NightlyKids . Watch our twice-weekly digital show, made special for kids and their families, here:

This week on #NightlyKids , I answered a question I get a lot: why don't I wear a mask on TV? A look at my home studio will tell you why. Catch up on all of our episodes at .

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Every inmate at Angola is sentenced to hard labor. These men, like hundreds of others, worked in the fields. While picking carrots on the former slave plantation, we discussed the cycle of incarceration and prison labor. #Dateline  #JusticeForAll 

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In an exclusive interview for an upcoming , Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill talks to me about his release from prison and his new mission in life. Saying “Let’s now retire and make i #FreeMeekMill  .” More ton #JusticeReformght  on

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Arriving at LAX off flight when people started pouring out of term 4 onto Tarmac. Security said "shots fired. Run!" Now in vehicle on taxiwy

Promised my family I wouldn't think about work during vacation. Just got the ok to break that promise. Excited and grateful for new role.

Everyone remained calm as the theater began to shake and then the shaking got stronger. We all headed to exits and down the stairs. No panic but one woman sobbing. This one was scary.

Many families visit theme parks each summer, so we went to a very special one for last night's #InspiringAmerica . is the world's first theme park designated as a Certified Autism Center.

And in the event of an inflight news emergency reach for your nearest network anchor. @DavidMuir  @ScottPelley 

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Feeling overwhelmingly sad. Thank you Aretha Franklin for the gift of your voice and your soul. Rest in peace.

Just landed on Air National Guard Relief flight into Puerto Rico. Will lead our Hurricane recovery coverage on

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