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See Lester Holt's grandkids continue family tradition of working in news biz

Holt sat down to chat with “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on Friday.
/ Source: TODAY

Lester Holt’s grandkids are continuing the family’s tradition of working in the news biz. Well, they’re trying to anyway!

Watchers of NBC likely know that Holt anchors “Nightly News” every weekday. What some might not know is that one of Holt's sons, Stefan, is an evening anchor at NBC New York. Prior to that, he worked at NBC Chicago as a morning news anchor.

In an interview with comedian Jimmy Fallon for a segment on “The Tonight Show” on Friday, Holt explained that he has enjoyed seeing his grandkids, Samuel and Henry, take an interest in the family business during the quarantine.

Holt shared an adorable photo of his grandkids doing their best to help Stefan read the news from his makeshift studio in their attic.

“It warmed my heart because immediately it makes me think of a picture taken when I was an anchor in Chicago at the CBS station,” the senior Holt explained. “The two boys (Stefan and Cameron) had come down to the studio and I took this picture on the set with them.”

He added Stefan had always loved the camera.

(Left) Lester Holt and his two sons pose for a photo in the studio of WBBM in Chicago. (Right) Stefan Holt's sons do their best to help dad anchor the evening news from home during the coronavirus pandemic.Lester Holt / NBCUniversal

“One of them, I clearly saw had the bug for the camera…and he went on and did the news business,” he explained. “It was really heartwarming to think back, ‘God I remember when you guys were little and we did things like that!’ And now there’s my grandsons.”

Holt also talked about the “Nightly News: Kids Edition” episodes the show has been producing. The idea is they answer questions from real kids and feature stories about other kids helping during this time, in a way that’s easy for them to understand.

“Yeah, it’s a great thing for anyone who has kids, you’re always looking for something to do — anything to do — this is actually a great thing for both of you because I was getting some information as well,” Fallon added with a chuckle.