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Lester Holt: From Sac State to the top of the broadcast world

Lester Holt on campus Lester Holt is one of the world’s most respected broadcast journalists – and it all began for him as a government major at Sacramento State. He became a better student and decided to become a journalist while at the University, he says. “It set me off into the world,” he says in a new video.

“I couldn’t be prouder to be associated with Sacramento State,” says Holt, 57, who anchors both NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. “It’s a student-oriented place. It’s a place where … young people can come and have their eyes opened to the possibilities and to the greater world around them.”

Sac State has recognized Holt’s achievements, conferring an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on him during Spring 2015 Commencement.

Holt came home to Sacramento this month when he interviewed two Sac State graduate students as a part of an “Across America” national discussion on immigration. While in town, he also visited Sac State, meeting with President Robert S. Nelsen and alumni leaders.

Please enjoy our video on Lester Holt, who is proudly #MadeAtSacState.
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