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Lester Holt on Replacing Brian Williams, Making History and Telling the Truth

Originally posted 06/25/2015 05:30PM

Despite the pressure that comes with replacing former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, Lester Holt tells PEOPLE he's laser-focused on the task at hand.

"I've been doing Nightly News on the weekend since 2007 and in this capacity for five months now," says Holt during an interview for this week's issue of PEOPLE. "People may see me differently now, but it's the same guy. I'm still reporting the news every night, but I'm mindful."

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Tamron Hall on Brian Williams' New Role: 'It's the Best of a Difficult Situation' | Brian Williams

Tamron Hall on Brian Williams' New Role: 'It's the Best of a Difficult Situation'

Originally posted 06/25/2015 01:45PM

Brian Williams isn't returning to the NBC Nightly News anchor desk, but his colleagues are eager to welcome him back.

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Nightly News' Lester Holt on the Pressure of Replacing Brian Williams | NBC, NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt

Nightly News' Lester Holt on the Pressure of Replacing Brian Williams

Originally posted 06/22/2015 06:05PM

After 15 years at NBC, newsman Lester Holt says he's more than ready to officially take the reins at NBC's Nightly News and to replace colleague Brian Williams, who was removed from the position following revelations that he'd embellished some of his reporting.

But that doesn't mean Holt is without jitters.

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Brian Williams Steps Out with Daughter Allison Williams After Apologizing for Lying On-Air

Brian Williams Steps Out with Daughter Allison Williams After Apologizing for Lying On-Air

Originally posted 06/21/2015 05:00PM

Disagraced NBC anchor Brian Williams spent the Saturday before Father's Day with his family, where he was seen out with his wife Jane and daughter Allison for the first time since apologizing to viewers and colleagues for saying "things that weren't true" while at NBC Nightly News.

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Brian Williams Apologizes for 'Things That Weren't True,' but Says He Didn't Intentionally Lie

Brian Williams Apologizes for 'Things That Weren't True,' but Says He Didn't Intentionally Lie

Originally posted 06/19/2015 08:25AM

Brian Williams apologized Friday for saying "things that weren't true" as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. However, he claimed he wasn't lying but had become egotistical about his experiences and gotten "mixed up" when he spoke of them.

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Brian Williams Apologizes to Viewers After His Removal from NBC Nightly News

Brian Williams Apologizes to Viewers After His Removal from NBC Nightly News

Originally posted 06/18/2015 10:20PM

Brian Williams is apologizing to viewers and colleagues in the wake of his removal as anchor of NBC's Nightly News.

The network announced Thursday that he would be moving to MSNBC after a six-month suspension for making false claims about his time spent in Iraq in 2003.

"I'm sorry. I said things that weren't true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust," Williams, 56, said in a statement on Thursday, according to Variety.

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Brian Williams 'Will Not Return' to NBC Nightly News as Lester Holt Named Anchor | Brian Williams

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Brian Williams 'Will Not Return' to NBC Nightly News as Lester Holt Named Anchor

Originally posted 06/17/2015 10:35PM

Brian Williams, who was suspended from NBC's Nightly News earlier this year over false statements he made, will not be returning to the anchor desk.

The network confirmed the news in a statement Thursday and named Williams' replacement Lester Holt, who has been filling in for the past four months, as the program's permanent anchor.

"Lester has done outstanding work for NBC News over the last 10 years, and he's performed remarkably well over the last few months under very tough circumstances," said NBC News and MSNBC Chairman Andrew Lack in the statement.

Calling Holt, 56, "an exceptional anchor who goes straight to the heart of every story," Lack continued, "In many ways, television news stands at a crossroads, and Lester is the perfect person to meet the moment."

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Holt – who, with this appointment, becomes the first solo African-American anchor of a weekday nightly network newscast – thanked NBC News for the "enormous honor. The respect and admiration I have for the Nightly News team has only grown deeper over the last several months that we've been together. Day in and day out under an uncomfortable spotlight they have produced world-class journalism. I'm very proud and grateful to be part of such an unflappable and dedicated team of professionals as we move forward together."

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Brian Williams Unlikely to Be Fired When NBC Suspension Ends in August, Sources Say | Brian Williams

Brian Williams Unlikely to Be Fired When NBC Suspension Ends in August, Sources Say

Originally posted 06/08/2015 12:35AM

As Brian Williams' NBC suspension nears its end and rumors swirl about his fate, network sources tell PEOPLE that he is not likely to be fired – but that doesn't mean he'll reclaim his position at the Nightly News anchor desk.

A source close to the decision-making process says no decision has been made yet – options are being looked at – which could mean Williams might return to a different job altogether when his suspension lifts in August.

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Tom Brokaw Denies Feud with Brian Williams: 'We've Always Had Cordial Relationships'

Tom Brokaw Denies Feud with Brian Williams: 'We've Always Had Cordial Relationships'

Originally posted 05/12/2015 06:15PM

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw denies any bad blood with his successor on the show, Brian Williams.

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Lip Sync Battle: Hoda Kotb's 'Got Back' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/29/2015 02:50PM

Michael Strahan may have just won an Emmy, but Hoda Kotb could have him beat when it comes to lip-synching hit songs.

In a preview of this week's Lip Sync Battle between the Kathie Lee & Hoda and Live! with Kelly and Michael hosts, Kotb struts around the stage and flirts with the audience and camera, all while flawlessly delivering Sir Mix-a-Lot's timeless classic "Baby Got Back."

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