Lester Holt Takes Nightly News to South Korea

By Chris Ariens 

NBC’s Lester Holt will anchor Nightly News from South Korea Monday and Tuesday for what NBC calls “unprecedented access to the U.S. military’s combined air, ground and naval capabilities.”

Holt’s reporting trip comes as tensions rise in the region and a day after Defense Secretary Mattis said North Korea must be stopped from its ability to threaten a nuclear attack.

NBC News will go inside the nerve center for U.S. military air operations in the Korean Peninsula, where cameras aren’t normally allowed. Holt will also report for other NBC News and MSNBC programs. He’ll be back in South Korea in February for NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics.