Lester Holt biography and wiki
Lester Holt is an American Journalist, currently serving as a permanent news anchor for the Weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC since June 18, 2015. He is the First African-American to Solo anchor a weekday network Nightly newscast.
Lester’s age and birthday
Holt was born on March 8, 1959, in Marin County, California, United States of America. He is of African and American Ethnicity and he marks 62 years as of 2023. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
Holt’s height and weight
Lester has an average body. He stands tall with a height of 1.87M (6 feet 1 inch) and weighs 71 KG. He has short dark brown hair and his eye color is dark brown.
Lester Holt’s educational background
He graduated from Cordova High school in Rancho Cordova in 1977. He then majored in Government at California State University Sacramento, though he never graduated.
Lester is the youngest child of four of June and Lester Don Holt Sr. His background is multiracial, with his father, Lester Don Holt Sr. being African-American, born in Michigan, with his mother born in Jamaica. His maternal grandfather was an Indo-Jamaican and white Jamaican from England, while His grandma was born in Jamaica.
Lester’s Wife and children
Lester resides in Manhattan with his wife, Carol Hagen. Together, they are parents to two sons, Stefan Holt, who graduated in 2009 from Pepperdine University and was the morning news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ-TV in Chicago, and Cameron Holt.
Lester Holt’s Career
In an interview he had, Holt stated his first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a country and western station.
As an anchor, journalist, reporter, and international correspondent, holt spent 19 years with CBS. From 1981-2015, he worked for news stations such as WCBS-TV, KNXT, WBBM-TV NBC News, Weekend Today, and NBC nightly News as a reporter, anchor, correspondent, co-anchor, voiceover, interim anchor, and managing editor.
Some of the major interviews he has conducted include the President Trump Interview. He also moderated the Democratic Presidential candidates’ debate in January 2016, as well as the First presidential debate.
He has received awards and Honours such as Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his work on CBS, and Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University and California State the university. Holt was accredited with the journalist of the year award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Lester Holt’s net worth and salary
Lester has a net worth of $35 million and receives a salary of $10 million per year.