Lester Holt is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Holt is also notable for his role as a host and moderator of the first Presidential debate of 2016 and was praised for his role in fact-checking false statements.
Lester Holt Age
Lester Holt was born on 8 March 1959 in Marin County, California, United States. He is 62 years old as of 2021.
Lester Holt Height
Holt stands at a height of 1.87 m.
Lester Holt Parents
Lester is a son to Parents June Holt (mother), and Lester Holt Sr (father).
Lester Holt Siblings
Holt is the youngest child of four of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt, Sr. His paternal grandparents were born, raised, and married in Jamaica. Holt’s grandfather Canute DeRozario was one of 14 children of an Indo-Jamaican father from Calcutta, India, and a White Jamaican mother from England.
Lester Holt Wife
Holt is a married man to his wife, Carol Hagen. The couple has been together for decades and their union has been blessed with two children, sons. The family resides in Manhattan.
Lester Holt Children (Sons)
Holt and his wife Carol are parents of their two children, sons named, Stefan and Cameron
Lester Holt Salary
Working as an anchor/reporter at WKRN News 2, Holt receives an annual average salary of $72967.
Lester Holt Net Worth
Holt has an estimated Net Worth of $4.5 million dollars. Credits to her career as an anchor which is his primary source of income.
Lester Holt NBC News
Holt is a well-known news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Holt is also notable for his role as a host and moderator of the first Presidential debate of 2016 and was praised for his role in fact-checking false statements.
Holt made his TV news career debut in 1981, with WCBS-TV in New York City. In 1982, he transferred to KNXT-TV in Los Angeles as a reporter and weekend anchor. He returned to WCBS-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor in 1983.
Holt held the position of reporter and anchor with WBBM-TV in Chicago from 1986 to 2000. He was also a contributor to the CBS News program 48 Hours, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his reporting on “48 Hours: No Place Like Home” in 1990.
Holt was named interim anchor for NBC Nightly News in the wake of then-anchor Brian Williams’ suspension in February 2015. In June 2015, he was promoted to the position of a new anchor of NBC Nightly News, becoming the first African American to serve as a lead anchor of a broadcast network’s weekday evening newscast.