Ashleigh Banfield, the NewsNation host of “Banfield” will rejoin with her former MSNBC co-anchor, Lester Holt, the NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor. During the NAB Show Opening Main Stage session on Sunday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m. in Las Vegas, NV, Holt will join her “Rising Tide: The Value in Mentoring Others” series.
The interview will take place before Holt’s previously scheduled induction into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Hall of Fame, which will also take place on the NAB Show’s Main Stage.
Banfield just created “Rising Tide” a monthly live Zoom event for people who want to excel in TV journalism and receive advice from industry leaders.
Each month, she hosts a VIP mentor from the industry who has volunteered to answer questions and give ideas, secrets, and career guidance. Bob Costas, Gayle King, Harvey Levin, Jake Tapper, Sanja Gupta, Dan Abrams, Lisa Ling, Meghan McCain, Mika Brzezinski, Wolf Blitzer, Deborah Norville, Donny Deutsch, Dana Bash, Shepard Smith, Elizabeth Vargas, Jesse Palmer, S.E. Cupp, Sam Champion, Thomas Roberts, and Steve Wilkos are among the mentors.
Weeknights at 10 p.m. ET, “Banfield” provides in-depth coverage of the day’s main news items and newsmakers. Banfield, an Emmy, Telly, Iris, Gracie, and National Headliner Award winner, worked as a legal analyst and host for Court TV and was a regular contributor to Investigation Discovery’s ID “Murder Mystery” series before joining NewsNation.
Throughout her 34-year career, Banfield has hosted the A+E prime-time series “Live Rescue,” HLN’s “Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield” CNN’s “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” and co-anchored CNN’s “Early Start.”
She has also worked for ABC News as a correspondent and anchor, reporting for shows such as “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” “ABC World News Tonight,” and “Nightline.” Prior to joining ABC, Banfield was the anchor, host, and creator of three TruTV shows. She hosted “Ashleigh Banfield: On Location,” “Newsfront: with Ashleigh Banfield and Lester Holt,” and “Homepage” with Mika Brzezinski and Gina Gaston on MSNBC. She also worked as an anchor and reporter for The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Dateline.
The National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame, into which Holt will be inducted, honors radio and television personalities or programs that have made a mark on broadcasting history.