Lester Holt seen as heir apparent to Brian Williams at 'Nightly News'

February 12, 2015 9:10 PM

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In the hallways at NBC headquarters here, the walls are adorned with photos of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams covering stories around the world, underscored by snippets from a recent ad campaign: "He's been there. He'll be there."

Not anymore. Lester Holt is now in the anchor chair as Williams serves a six-month suspension for his misstatements regarding his role in a helicopter incident while covering the U.S. military invasion in Iraq. Holt reported on the suspension handed down Tuesday and followed it up with a personal re...

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