Stefan Holt’s Co-Anchoring Job Questioned By Veteran Journalists
A few veteran journalists are reeling after the hiring of a 29-year-old reporter who’s helming a new NBC newscast.
Stefan Holt, the son of Lester Holt and his wife Carol will co-anchor an afternoon telecast launching in May.
Unfortunately for him however several people are jealous that the young WNBC/Ch. 4 host is following in his famous dad’s footsteps especially so soon.
Newsroom insiders are grumbling about Lester Holt’s son Stefan Holt joining WNBC in Rock Center to co-anchor the network’s new 4 p.m. news telecast, which launches in May.
Some even suspect the station played down the relationship in an official announcement that failed to mentionwho Holt’s father is and his relationship to NBC News.
That detail was not lost on veteran reporters who wanted the job.
“That has gone over like a lead balloon with anchors who feel they’ve paid their dues,” according to one TV news insider.
“Stefan is talented, but only 29,” the snitch said. “There are a lot of other people who have worked really hard for many years for an opportunity like that. It’s a plum New York gig and here it goes to a 29-year-old kid who gets plucked out of Chicago.”
According to our insider, cozy family relationships have somehow become a way of life at 30 Rock, where big names sometimes outweigh resumes.
“It’s not so surprising since NBC News hired Tim Russert’s son Luke when he had no experience, but a very famous last name,” our source sniffs.
What do YOU think about Lester Holt’s son landing this huge NBC job???
If he’s talented then is there really a problem???