TOMORROW – Lester Holt to Anchor from Houston for Live Coverage of George Floyd Funeral and Special Edition of NBC Nightly News

Tomorrow, June 9, NBC News’ Lester Holt and Craig Melvin will be on the ground in Houston for special coverage of the funeral of George Floyd.

  • Starting at 12 p.m. ET, NBC News will broadcast NBC News Special Report: Remembering George Floyd on NBC and NBC News NOW.
  • Holt will be joined by a team of NBC News journalists from across the country for the special report, including correspondents Morgan Chesky, Joe Fryer, Gabe Gutierrez and Steve Patterson. NBC News and MSNBC contributors Yamiche Alcindor, Paul Butler and Eugene Robinson will also join the coverage.
  • Holt will anchor a special edition of NBC Nightly News live from Houston at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT. 
  • Melvin will report on TODAY live from Houston with the latest leading up to the funeral, in addition to anchoring MSNBC’s special coverage starting at 11 a.m. ET.
  • For all the latest reporting from NBC News and MSNBC’s worldwide team of correspondents, including a live blog with minute-to-minute updates, visit


For more information, contact:

Richard Hudock
NBC News
o: (202) 885-4159

Dominique Cuce
NBC News
o: 212-664-6192


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