By Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
Greetings from Chicago. I made my way to the Windy City after the TODAY show this morning, and will anchor this evening's installment of the Nightly News from here. After working as a local news anchor here for 14 years, it's always a thrill to be back.
I've returned this weekend to serve as a presenter at the 50th Annual Chicago-Midwest Emmy Awards. When we were planning the trip several weeks ago, both of the city's baseball teams were on fire. I had visions of leading tonight's newscast with the excitement over the impending World Series between the Cubs and the White Sox. Well, we all know how that worked out – can you say next year?