NBC Sports Taps Lester Holt to Host Coverage of Sochi Winter Olympics

Nightly News weekend anchor joins Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Rebecca Lowe

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As expected, Lester Holt will join NBC's coverage of the Sochi Winter Games.

NBC Sports announced Monday it was adding the estimable Lester Holt to its coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, an expected development which adds Holt to an already stellar team that features Rebecca Lowe, Al Michaels, Bob Costas, Dan Patrick and Sal Masekela.

“We are excited to add Dan, Rebecca and Lester to our roster of anchors,” said Executive Producer Jim Bell. “With wide-ranging experience, they will provide NBC and NBCSN viewers with news, insight and storytelling.”

Mr. Holt made his Olympic television debut during the 2004 Athens Games.

“An award-winning broadcast journalist who joined NBC News in 2000, Holt will host NBC’s weekday afternoon Olympic coverage. The anchor of Dateline, weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News and co-anchor of NBC’s weekend edition of TODAY, Holt previously served as a sports desk reporter for the 2012 London, 2010 Vancouver, 2008 Beijing and 2006 Torino Games.”

The Olympic Winter Games begin on Thursday, Feb. 6 live from Sochi Russia.

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