Sunday, March 26, 2017

7-year-old boy meets NBC’s Holt after on-air shout out

In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, moderator Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, talks with audience before the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

AP LogoNEW YORK (AP) — A 7-year-old boy’s mention of Lester Holt to a local news reporter in Portland, Oregon, has earned him a chance to meet his favorite news anchor.

After mentioning Holt to KGW-TV reporter Drew Carney on air earlier this month, the boy told Carney, “usually you see him more on the news than you.”

Video of the moment has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times and earned a mention from Holt on the “NBC Nightly News.”

NBC News says the boy, identified only by his first name, Jaden, was invited to meet Holt in New York on Tuesday. Holt gave him a tour of the news set.

Jaden was a bit shy on camera this time around, but did take the chance to read his name off the teleprompter.

This moment from KGW-TV in Portland OR just landed in my mailbox and put a big smile on my face. http://www.kgw.com/mb/features/little-kid-wants-lester-not-drew/396752852

Posted by Lester Holt on Friday, February 3, 2017


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