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Lester Holt Profile
Lester Holt is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News Kids Edition and Dateline NBC.
Lester Holt Age
Holt is 64 years old as of 2023. He was born on 8th March 1959 in Hamilton Air Force Base California, United States of America. Additionally, he celebrates his birthday on the 8th of March every year.
Lester Holt Height
He stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Lester Holt Education
He graduated from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in 1977 and majored in government at California State University, Sacramento, though he never graduated. In 2012, Holt told American Profile news magazine: “My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station. The only time I could land a full-time gig was if I was willing to report the news.” Holt would keep the job with the radio station through his college years.
Lester Holt Family
Holt was born on March 8, 1959, on Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County, California, the youngest child of four of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt Sr. Additionally, his maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica. His maternal grandfather Canute DeRozario was a Jamaican Anglo-Indian from Spanish Town and was one of 14 children of an Indo-Jamaican father from Calcutta, India, and a White English Jamaican mother from England.
Additionally, his maternal grandmother, May, was an Afro-Jamaican born in Manchester Parish, Jamaica but raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was born. His father was African American from Michigan, with roots in Tennessee.
Lester Holt Wife
Holt is happily married to his loving wife Carol Hagen, and together the couple is blessed with two sons, Stefan and Cameron. Furthermore, Stefan Holt graduated in 2009 from Pepperdine University and was the morning news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
Additionally, in 2016, Stefan moved to the same floor as his father’s Nightly News when joining WNBC, and he eventually succeeded veteran Chuck Scarborough as anchor of the station’s 11 p.m. news broadcast. Stefan currently is the 10:00 pm anchor at NBC affiliate WMAQ in Chicago. Holt attends the Manhattan Church of Christ in New York.
Lester Holt Career
According to a 2018 poll, Holt was ranked as the most trusted TV news anchor in America. Holt was also known for his moderation of the first presidential debate of 2016 and was praised by The Washington Post columnists for his role in fact-checking false statements.
While NBC Nightly News was the top-ranked evening news program for over 30 years during the Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams eras, ratings dropped to second place after Holt began as an anchor. Holt spent 19 years with CBS, as a reporter, anchor, and international correspondent.
In 1981, he was hired as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. Moreover, in 1982, he became a reporter and weekend anchor on KNXT in Los Angeles, and the next year he returned to WCBS-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor.
In 1986, Holt moved to WBBM-TV in Chicago, where he spent 14 years anchoring the evening news. Holt not only worked at the anchor desk but also reported extensively from troubled spots around the world, including Iraq, Northern Ireland, Somalia, El Salvador, and Haiti.
Lester Holt MSNBC
Holt joined MSNBC in 2000. In 2003, he assumed full-time duties at NBC News, where he became a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today. Holt became a full-time co-anchor of Weekend Today following the death of the previous co-anchor David Bloom. Until late 2005, he also anchored a two-hour daily newscast on MSNBC.
On May 9, 2007, Holt was named anchor of the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News, anchoring the show for eight years before replacing Brian Williams as permanent anchor of the weekday edition. Additionally, Holt is the current host of NBC’s Dateline. He moderated a presidential debate in 2016 and interviewed President Donald Trump in 2017, where fellow journalists said that he asked tough but appropriate questions.
Lester Holt Net Worth
Holt has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million to $ 10 million earned from his career as an Anchor.
Lester Holt Social Media Platforms
Holt is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 538.8k followers on Twitter, 218k followers on Instagram, and 331k followers on Facebook.