Media Hall of Fame - Brett Holey

Headshot of Brett Holey wearing a dark blue blazer and white dress shirt against a dark grey backdrop.Brett Holey, 1982, Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts: After graduating from CMU, Brett went to work for ABCSports covering the Indy 500. He was with ABC for 13 years and helped create "This Week with David Brinkley" and "World News Now."  In 1997, Holey joined NBC as director of NBC Nightly News. In his years on the broadcast, it was the most-watched newscast in America for all but a handful of weeks. He has managed several revamps of the broadcast, including moving to high definition, online and other digital platforms. He directs the majority of the network's breaking news coverage, as well as NBC’s Presidential election year coverage. Over the course of his career, Holey has collected thirteen Emmys; numerous Edward R. Murrow and Columbia duPont awards and a number of other accolades, including several for graphic and scenic design. He received CMU's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 and was a  commencement speaker in 2010.

“Brett is a journalist in every sense of the word. His sharp news sense and his ability to harness cutting-edge production technologies greatly enhance our storytelling. Storytelling in both word and image are at the heart of what we do as a national news broadcast. Though he is unknown to most viewers, Brett has made an indelible mark on the broadcast news industry. He is seasoned and unflappable and represents the best of our profession,” said Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News and Dateline.