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Lester Holt bio: net worth, age, height, children, award, ethnicity, parents, family and wife

Lester Holt

Lester Holt bio: net worth, age, height, children, award, ethnicity, parents, family and wife.

Lester Holt is an American journalist who also serves as an NBC news anchor. Dateline NBC, the weekend editions of NBC’s Today, and NBC Nightly News are among the television series he anchors. He is a huge music fan. He typically plays the bass guitar. Holt was honoured to moderate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s first presidential debate. According to public opinion, he appeared to have performed admirably.

Lester Holt: Profile summary

Full NameLester Don Holt Jr.
Stage NameLester Holt
GenderMale
Profession(s)Journalist and news anchor
CitizenshipAmerican
BirthplaceMarin County, California, United States
Birth Day8-Mar-59
Age as in 202263 years old
Heights1.87 m
Heights in Feet6 feet and 1 inch
Heights in cm187 cm
Weight71 kg
Weight in Pound156 pounds
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseCarol Hagen (m. 1982)
Daughter and SonYes (Stefan Holt, Cameron Holt)
Net Worths$15 million

Lester Holt: Biography & Early Life

Lester Holt was born in 1959 on 8th March. His birthplace was Marin County, California, the United States of America. His parents were June DeRozario and Don Holt.

Lester joined Cordova High School, Rancho Cordova. He went ahead to complete his high school studies and graduated in 1977. It is in his high school days when he worked as a D J for KRAK radio. He also made sure he found time to practice reporting at KCRA Channel 3.

He later joined California State University in Sacramento after completing his high school studies. He never went ahead to complete his bachelor’s degree as he got a job offer. KCBS offered the job in San Francisco. He accepted the offer and left the college degree incomplete.

Lester Holt: Personal life

Lester got married in 1982. He married Carol Hagen, who is a real estate agent. They are blessed with two sons. Their names are Stefan and Cameron Holt. Stefan is married to Morgan who gave birth and made him a grandfather.

Lester Holt: Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 March 1959, Lester Holt is 61 years old as of today’s date 24th January 2021. His height is 1.87 m tall, and his weight is 71 kg.

Lester Holt: Career

Lester kick-started his career as a journalist in 1981. He joined WCBS TV as a reporter in New York. He later went ahead to join KNXT in Los Angeles as a weekend anchor and also as a reporter. In 1983, he returned to WCBS TV and was offered similar positions as he had in KNXT.

In 1986 he joined Chicago’s WBBM–TV 1986. He lasted in this television station for fourteen years. He mainly anchored the evening news. He has had a successful career as a reporter and has even worked in areas that have fights going on. These areas included Northern Ireland, Iraq, El Salvador, Somalia, and Haiti.

Lester joined MSNBC in the year 2000. For the first three years, he worked as a substitute anchor for Today and NBC Nightly News. He was named the permanent host of the show Weekend Today. This was after the sudden death of David Bloom.

In the year 2007, he was named the host of the NBC Nightly News Weekend edition show. Lester, at one point, worked as a sports reporter. That was in the 2008 Summer Olympics coverage.

In February 2015, he was named temporary anchor but was later confirmed as a permanent anchor in June 2015. This was after the suspension of Brian Williams. Although Brian Williams was reinstated, he was reassigned to different roles at MSNBC.

Lester has had many appearances in movies. Among the movies, he has appeared in include: Primal Fear (1996) and U.S Marshals of 1998. He has also appeared in television shows. Among the shows include Due South’s Red, White or Blue episode; Warehouse 13’s ‘A New Hope’ Episode among others.

Lester bagged the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 1990. Holt also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University. In the year 2015, he was successfully elected and inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

Lester Holt: Awards

  • 1990: Robert Kennedy journalism award
  • 2012: Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine State University
  • 2015: Honorary Doctorate from California Hall Of Fame
  • 2016: Alan B. Dumont Broadcaster of the year
  • 2016: NABJ Journalist of the Y
  • 2020: Honorary Doctorate from Rutgers University
  • 2019: Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in journalism

Lester Holt: Net Worth

Lester Holt has a net worth of $15 million. The main source of his income has mainly been his career as a journalist. He has also earned a substantial income by appearing in both television shows and also in movies.

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