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Lester Holt of 'NBC Nightly News' anchors from Phoenix

NBC's Lester Holt anchored his show from Phoenix Friday night on the last stop of his 'Across America' tour.

PHOENIX — NBC Nightly News featuring Lester Holt stopped in Phoenix on Friday night.  

Holt's trip to the Valley was his last stop on a five-day 'Across America' anchoring tour. Phoenix followed Austin, St. Louis, Washington D.C. and Nashville. 

Additionally, 12 News Anchor Tram Mai gave a special report for NBC Nightly News about the changing face of Arizona. Watch that report below. 

Hope you catch my special report on the changing face of Arizona, featured this Friday on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

Posted by Tram Mai on Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Lester Holt speaks to the DEA

As part of the Phoenix broadcast, Lester speaks to the special agent in charge of the DEA Phoenix field division about the more than 8 million counterfeit fentanyl pills seized in Arizona so far in 2021.

Lester Holt gets musical

If you didn't know, Lester Holt is very musical. Team 12's Caribe Devine had the chance to chat with him about his passion away from the desk before his Phoenix broadcast.

Arizona's a newsmaker

Arizona's changing politics, proximity to the border and a surge in seizures of counterfeit fentanyl pills make the state a newsmaker and a perfect stop on Lester Holt's tour.

"There are a lot of stories to cover here," Holt told Team 12's Caribe Devine.

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