Lester Holt Most Trusted News Personality
According to a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey of about 2,200 adults, NBC Nightly Newshost Lester Holt is the most trusted television news personality in America. The poll found that 32% of respondents trusted Holt “a lot” and "some" by 30%. "Trust is at the heart of what we do," Holt tells The Hollywood Reporter. "The recent sustained attacks on the truth remind us how precious that is. To me, there is no higher honor than to have earned that trust." Coming in at a close second was Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts (28% trust “a lot”) and another ABC News anchor David Muir (28% trust "a lot"). Over at Fox News, Harris Faulkner is the network's most-trusted personality (24%). Only one cable news host, CNN's Anderson Cooper (29%), is considered exceedingly trustworthy by more than a quarter of Americans polled. Overall, 31% of Americans trust the major television news networks "a lot," compared to 27% for cable news. Cable news viewers also worry more than network news viewers (35% vs. 31%) about the accuracy of broadcasts. More here.