September 19, 2011 9:09am PT by Lindsay Powers
Lester Holt to Replace Ann Curry as 'Dateline NBC' Anchor
Lester Holt will replace Ann Curry as anchor of Dateline NBC, the network announced Monday.
Holt will continue to host Weekend Today, and contribute to NBC Nightly News and Today.
"He's a terrific anchor, he's an excellent reporter and a great team leader – all the things you need to do to run a show," said David Corvo, senior executive producer of NBC's newsmagazines.
Holt isn't concerned with competing against Brian Williams, who is launching his own newsmagazine Rock Center this fall.
"There's room for both, and there's room for both to grow," he said.
"There's a lot more creative energy in the building, which can only be good," added Liz Cole, Dateline's EP. "
The 20th season premieres Sept. 23.