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Lester Holt has been named the new anchor of Dateline NBC, the network announced Monday.

Holt, who was previously a Dateline correspondent, will replace Ann Curry, who has taken over Meredith Vieira's spot on Today. Holt is a staple at NBC News, also anchoring for NBC Nightly News and co-anchoring Today on the weekends.

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"One of the hardest working men on television, we are so pleased that Lester has added Dateline to his portfolio," said NBC News President Steve Capus. "Lester joins an impressive lineage of reporters who have graced the anchor desk over the past 20 years and we're really excited to watch as he makes his mark on the award-winning newsmagazine as it continues to tell great stories."

The news comes on the heels of the announcement that NBC has picked up Brian Williams' newsmagazine, Rock Center.