Running the Show at ‘NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt’

Jenn Suozzo '99 (CLAS) on the set of the NBC Nightly News at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on May 9, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Jenn Suozzo '99 (CLAS) on the set of the NBC Nightly News at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on May 9, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A typical day for Jenn Suozzo ’99 (CLAS) starts around 8 a.m. and doesn’t end until Lester Holt, who anchors “NBC Nightly News,” signs off at 7 p.m. But that’s only when no crisis intervenes.

“I always feel like we’re on 24/7. News happens all the time,” says Suozzo, who was named executive producer of “Nightly News” in October after serving as interim EP since July. She remembers the logistical challenges of a recent spring Sunday night, when tornadoes slammed the South, causing multiple fatalities. “Lester was in California, and we needed to get him from California to the South to cover the tornadoes because there were so many people who lost their lives,” she recalls. “Those stories stay with you.”

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