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Lester Holt, David Muir to anchor from Baltimore tonight

UPDATE: ADDS ABC's DAVID MUIR TO POST: I said in my last post early this morning that the media spotlight on Baltimore was only going to intensify, and now comes news from NBC and ABC that Lester Holt and David Muir will be anchoring from here tonight.

NBC and ABC News are in a dogfight with ABC for first place in evening news, and covering a story as big as this is part of trying to be Number One.

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NBC is also bringing Chuck Todd, host of "Meet The Press," to Baltimore for tonight's newscast, while ABC is keeping Byron Pitts, who reported for "Nightline" from Baltimore Monday in place.

ABC has six correspondents, reporters and content producers in Baltimore.

Here's the NBC release:

Lester Holt will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Baltimore, MD tonight, where tensions continue to run high and violent clashes have left the city reeling.   Protests descended into chaos Monday night following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody on April 19.  

Holt joins "Meet the Press" moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd and a team of NBC News journalists on the ground there, including Peter Alexander, Rehema Ellis, Gabe Gutierrez, and Ron Allen.

Full NBC News coverage of the unrest in Baltimore can be found online at: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/baltimore-unrest.

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