Lester Holt Will Jam Ahead of White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Chris Ariens 

The events around White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend are coming together.

The Washington Post reports Fox News White House correspondent (and former VJ) John Roberts will emcee the White House Correspondents’ Jam. Among the performers, NBC’s Lester Holt and his band, the Rough Cuts and CNBC’s senior economics reporter Steve Liesman with his band, the Mooncussers.

[Holt’s] band’s origin story has an unlikely and yet completely appropriate setting: It was at a “Dateline” holiday party a few years ago, when Holt and some of his colleagues planned to sing a few carols for the crowd. A quick rehearsal led to talk about who played what instruments, and before you can say “hidden camera investigation,” they’d made it official.