Lester Holt to Host Ellie Awards


Lester Holt will serve as the host of this year’s National Magazine Awards (better known as the Ellies), which honors the best in print and digital media.

Ellie Awards finalists will be announced January 19, with tickets to the 2017 award ceremony going on sale the next day. Winners will be celebrated February 7, at Cipriani Wall Street.

“At the beginning of every year more than 500 magazine editors and publishers gather to celebrate the best of print and digital journalism,” said Dana Points, president of the American Society of Magazine Editors, in a statement. “This year we are delighted to share the occasion with one of our most distinguished television colleagues, Lester Holt.”