Who is Lester Holt? debate moderator
Published 7:19 am Monday, September 26, 2016
It’s the first presidential debate of 2016 tonight and Lester Holt is the moderator.
That may prompt some to ask: Who is Lester Holt?
Holt is the weekday anchor of NBC Nightly News. He attended but did not graduate from Cal State Sacramento.
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Moderator Lester Holt of NBC News will be under enormous pressure to maintain control and act as an objective referee. In the lead-up to the debate, Trump maintained that it would be improper for Holt to try to fact-check the candidates’ statements in real time. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted that if debate moderators don’t fact-check the candidates, “it is an unfair advantage to Trump, who is a congenital liar.”
Holt, interestingly, is a registered Republican, according to The Washington Post. And, he is the first black presidential debate moderator since 1992.
Here is more on Holt.