Stefan Holt serves as co-anchor for NBC 4 New York’s 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily newscast. He also covers breaking news and regularly contributes to the NBC 4 I-Team, offering in-depth reports on important local issues and concerns throughout the Tri-State area.
Holt was one of the first U.S. journalists to report live from Havana following the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro. He also co-anchored news coverage from the 2016 Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, as well as the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
In 2018, Holt returned to Washington, D.C. to cover the national memorial for President George H.W. Bush. Holt delivered live updates following the former President’s arrival and departure from Andrews Air Force Base, in addition to the public viewing at the United States Capitol and the official memorial service at Washington National Cathedral.
In recognition of his commitment to journalistic excellence, Holt was recognized a regional Edward R. Murrow award as part of NBC 4 New York’s newscast coverage for the 2017 Tribeca terrorist attack. Holt has also received three New York Emmys® as part of NBC 4 New York’s team coverage of the 2016 Hoboken rail crash, 2017 Inauguration Day coverage, and the 2017 Bronx Lebanon Hospital shooting.
An avid aviation enthusiast, Holt is an instrument-rated pilot and frequently reports on transportation topics including railroad and airline safety. He joined NBC 4 from Chicago’s WMAQ/NBC 5, where he co-anchored the station’s daily newscasts for nearly 5 years.
Prior to his arrival in Chicago, Holt served as a weekend anchor and as a reporter for WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also worked as a correspondent for Palestra.net where he covered the 2008 presidential elections and the 2007 Southern California wildfires.
Holt graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast telecommunications and a B.A. in political science from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He resides with his family in Westchester.