Lester Holt Biography and Wiki
Lester Don Holt Jr. is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Holt was made the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News on June 18, 2015, following the demotion of Brian Williams. He became the first African-American to solo anchor a weekday network nightly newscast.
Lester Holt’s Age and Birthday
Holt was born on March 8, 1959, in Hamilton Air Base, California, U.S. He is 63 years old as of 2022. His Zodiac Sign is Pisces.
Lester Holt Height and Weight
Holt stands at an average height of 6 ft 2 in and weighs approximately 76 kgs.
Lester Holt Education
Holt attended Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova and graduated in 1977. He then joined California State University, Sacramento, and majored in government though he never graduated.
Lester Holt Spouse
Lester Holt is married to Carol Hagen and has been married since May 1982. They are blessed with two sons, Cameron and Stefan Holt.
Lester Holt Family
Holt is the youngest child of four of Lester Don Holt Sr and June Holt. His maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica.
Lester Holt Career
Lester started his career in 1981 as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. He became a reporter and weekend anchor on KNXT in Los Angeles in 1982 and returned to WCBS-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor the following year. Holt joined WBBM-TV in Chicago in 1986 where he spent 14 years anchoring the evening news.
Holt later Joined MSNBC in 2000 and in 2003 he assumed full-time duties at NBC News, where he became a reserve anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today. Holt became a full-time co-anchor of Weekend Today following the death of David Bloom, the prior co-anchor. Holt was named anchor of the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News on 9th May 2007 anchoring the show for eight years Before replacing Brian Williams as permanent anchor of The weekday edition. Holt is also the current host for NBC’s Dateline.
Holt moderated the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate in January 2016 as well as the presidential debate on 26th September 2016 where his performance was praised. He also interviewed President Donald Trump in May 2017. Holt also served as a sports desk reporter for NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics, and made cameo appearances in the 1993 film The Fugitive; its 1998 sequel U.S. Marshals; and Primal Fear (1996); as well as on TV shows, including playing himself in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; the episode “Red, White, or Blue” of the series Due South; “Fate” of Early Edition and “A New Hope” of Warehouse 13 among others.
Lester Holt Salary
Being an anchor and host on the NBC program, Lester earns an annual salary of about $4.5 million.
Lester Holt’s Net Worth
Holt has an estimated net worth of $15 million by 2022. The main source of his income is mainly his career as a journalist and he has earned a substantial income by appearing in TV shows and movies.