Every weekday at 4 p.m., NBC “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and his son Stefan Holt, who is the co-anchor of NBC 4 New York’s 4 p.m. newscast, come together at 30 Rock to film a teaser for the upcoming nightly broadcast. “There’s a three-minute commercial break, so we do a quick catch up,” Lester, 60, says.
“It’s funny to see my co-workers react,” says Stefan, 32, “because they say, ‘That’s Lester Holt, the “Nightly News” anchor.’ But he is also my dad. We have a cool relationship as colleagues, but first and foremost, he’s my dad.”
Together, the father-and-son news duo have covered world-moving events like Fidel Castro’s funeral and wildfires in California.
But last week, while Lester was on assignment in Europe for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, he missed the birth of Stefan’s second son, Samuel. (His older son, Henry, is 21 months old.) So this Father’s Day weekend, the Holt men (including his other son, Cameron, 29) will welcome the newest addition to the family.
“Now I have two grandkids, so it’s going to be an extra special Father’s Day,” adds Lester.