Nearly every TV viewer has a favorite host and one they can’t stand. Whether these analysts and commentators made controversial statements or their careers are going strong, these are the most loved and hated TV news hosts, according to TheWrap’s Q scores, an industry measurement of likability.
When you see one delusional figure’s score, you’ll know why he’s the most hated host (on page 10).
1. Loved: Lester Holt
- Q score: 18
The NBC news anchor holds a ton of roles on the network, including NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Dominating ratings, Lester Holt “has a quiet, understated confidence that reveals more work ethic than ego,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. NBC News chairman Andrew Lack explains, “What I like about Lester, he is not a careerist. He’s not angling. He was never angling.”