Montclair State University’s School of Communication & Media (SCM) will honor NBC News’ Lester Holt with the 2016 Allen B. Du Mont Broadcaster of the Year Award on December 2nd.
Holt will address a special Colloquium of MSU students, faculty and staff and be interviewed for SCM’s public affairs program “Carpe Diem.” The Colloquium will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to the university community.
Holt is an award-winning journalist and anchor of the “NBC Nightly News”. He is also principal anchor of “Dateline NBC.” He joined NBC News 16 years ago and has reported on breaking news events around the world. This September he moderated the most watched presidential debate in American history between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 84 million viewers tuned in for the debate. Most recently Holt anchored coverage of Hurricane Matthew and earlier this year from the Rio Olympics.
Holt first joined the NBC News family as an anchor and reporter for MSNBC, following 14 years at WBBM-TV in Chicago. He previously worked at WCBS-TV New York and KCBS Los Angeles. He’s been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
The Du Mont Award was established in 1985. Past winners include “Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville, WCBS-TV anchor Kristine Johnson, WNBC-TV chief meteorologist Janice Huff, CBS and YES Network sportscaster Ian Eagle, WNBC-TV lead sports anchor Bruce Beck, WABC-TV senior correspondent N.J. Burkett, WABC-TV anchor/reporter Joe Torres, WCBS radio’s Tom Kaminski and Bob McGrath of “Sesame Street.”