Lester Holt to Get a Couple of Days Off.... Finally!

Ever since NBC told Brian Williams to head to the bench, Lester Holt has been filling in and he was done it without a break. 

Holt Anchored Nightly News, Weekend Today and Weekend Nightly News without a break.

Finally he is getting one.

After today's shift, Holt is going to get 2 whole days off in a row. 

Craig Melvin will take Holt's spot on Weekend Today.  Peter Alexander will be in the chair for Nightly on Saturday and Carl Quintanilla will do the chore on Sunday.

Holt has been going non-stop since BriWi got bounced and has kept NBC Nightly in first place in the ratings.

Enjoy your days off Lester and we'll see you back on Nightly on Monday night.