Lester Holt to Speak at UC Merced Commencement

By Alissa Krinsky 

NBC’s Lester Holt will give the 2010 graduation keynote address at The University of California, Merced in May.

“We are honored that a journalist of Mr. Holt’s caliber has agreed to inspire the Class of 2010 during their commencement exercise next May,” said Chancellor Steve Kang in a press release.

Merced is the newest of the University of California system campuses; it graduated its inaugural class last year, with First Lady Michelle Obama delivering the keynote commencement address. Holt, a California native, reported from Merced last spring on the student-led effort that brought Obama to campus.