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Stefan Holt, the Chicago news anchor whose father is NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, will be seeing a lot more of his Dad.
After five years as morning news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago, Stefan Holt is moving to NBC flagship WNBC. “So proud of you kid,” the NBC News anchor tweeted. “First lunch in 30 Rock commissary is on me.”
Congrats to @stefholtNBC So proud of you kid. First lunch in 30 Rock commissary is on me.
— Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) February 16, 2016
Stefan Holt will be co-anchor of WNBC’s 4 p.m. weekday newscast. Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports Holt still had two years left on his contract at WMAQ, but “the Chicago station did not want to block his opportunity to advance in the company.”
WNBC is one of several NBC stations adding an hour of afternoon news following the cancelation of Meredith Vieira’s syndicated show.
Lester Holt spent 14 years at WBBM, the CBS-owned station in Chicago, before joining MSNBC in 2000.