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LESTER HOLT TO ANCHOR NBC NIGHTLY NEWS NEXT WEEK FROM KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES

Holt Kicks Off ‘Across America’ from Nevada On Monday, Oct. 26

October 23, 2020 -- NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt hits the road next week, traveling to key battleground states just one week ahead of the historic 2020 presidential election. As part of the newscast’s special “Across America” series, Holt will be on the ground, talking to voters and taking their pulse on crucial issues, including jobs, the economy, health care, racial injustice and the government’s response to combating Covid-19.

  • Monday, October 26 -- Holt will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, speaking directly to residents affected by the state’s high unemployment rate about which candidate they believe can lead America through an economic recovery.
  • Tuesday, October 27 -- As Wisconsin experiences a peak in Covid-19 cases, Holt will talk to voters in Milwaukee about possible restrictions and shutdowns, as well as the country’s racial and social unrest.

  • Wednesday, October 28 -- Holt will report from the critical state of Pennsylvania and speak to residents in Wilkes-Barre who voted for President Obama in 2012 and then for President Trump in 2016, as well as Republicans planning to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Next week, Nightly will also feature reports on issues related to U.S. election security and voting as part of NBC News and MSNBC’s week-long “Vote Watch” series. The series is led by the network’s Vote Watch Unit, a team of more than 24 correspondents and reporters focused on social media misinformation and disinformation, voting machines and technology, election administration, voting procedures, rights and access, voter disenfranchisement and voting rights.

Nightly News’ fourth installment of “Across America” was previously postponed due to breaking news events, including President Trump’s positive Covid diagnosis and the Senate Confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.For updates, more content and behind the scenes footage, follow NBC Nightly News on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and the hashtag #LesterAcrossAmerica.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt reaches over nearly 25 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, the Nightly newsletter and social media platforms. The broadcast provides the latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to uncover how people’s lives are affected by the world around them. Lester Holt is the anchor, and was named the most-trusted television news personality in America, according to The Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult 2018 survey. Jennifer Suozzo is the executive producer.

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Dana Klinghoffer
NBC News
e: dana.klinghoffer@nbcuni.com