Morning Consult | The Hollywood Reporter Survey: America's Most Trusted News Anchors

Lester Holt is America's most trusted television news personality.
By Press
May 22, 2024 at 12:17 pm UTC

Decision intelligence company Morning Consult, on behalf of The Hollywood Reporter, reveals the most trusted television news personalities in America. This survey was fielded May 4th-5th, 2024 among 2239 U.S. adults. This is the second wave of research following it's initial coverage in November 2023.

Key Takeaways

  • NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt has the highest share of respondents, 65%, saying they placed “a lot” or “some” trust in the anchor, leading a new THR/Morning Consult poll

  • Among the most trusted are ABC’s Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts (64%) and World News Tonight anchor David Muir (63%), as well as NBC’s Today show staple Al Roker (64%).

  • On cable news, CNN’s Who’s Talking to... host Chris Wallace and Anderson Cooper both earned 60% of respondents saying they have “a lot” or “some” trust, while MSNBC’s most-trusted name is Ali Velshi (55%) and anchor Harris Faulkner (53%) leads for Fox News.


The THR/Morning Consult poll was conducted from May 4-5, 2024 among a nationally representative sample of 2,239 U.S. adults with a margin of error of 2 percentage points for the full sample. Each item here was shown to smaller groups of respondents who were familiar with the reporter, and the margin of error varies.

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