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Lester Holt hits the road for week-long reporting trip

The "NBC Nightly News" anchor is taking the show on the road to report on issues impacting hometowns across America.

Lester Holt may be coming to a town near you!

Starting on May 7, the “NBC Nightly News” anchor will set out on a nation-wide journey to report on stories impacting Americans’ hometowns such as job creation, reducing crime and opioid addiction.

Holt will bring attention to local issues with national implications, and tell the stories of Americans who are transforming their communities and inspiring others.

Holt will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from cities tackling these issues head on, kicking off Monday May 7th from Portland, Oregon; Tuesday May 8th from Denver, Colorado; Wednesday May 9th from Chicago, Illinois; Thursday May 10th from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and finally Friday May 11th from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

The series builds on Holt’s January 2017 “Across America” tour, when he traveled the country speaking to Americans about the nation’s most pressing issues leading up to Inauguration Day.

Since becoming anchor of “NBC Nightly News” in June 2015, Holt has made on-the-ground reporting a signature part of the broadcast, striving to go beyond headlines and report how news impacts the lives of people from coast to coast.

For updates, more content and behind the scenes footage, follow “NBC Nightly News” on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and the hashtag #LesterAcrossAmerica.