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Journalists are taught not to become part of the stories they cover – a lesson Lester Holt has learned is easier said than done since becoming anchor of the NBC “Nightly News” in 2015.

The 57-year-old Holt, who grew up in Rancho Cordova, became a story as the first African American to solo anchor a network news broadcast when Brian Williams was suspended and replaced for exaggerating his role in covering the Iraq War. Holt returned to the headlines during last year’s presidential campaign, when he faced criticism from both sides of the aisle for his role as a debate moderator.

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