Lester Holt Biography
This is what you need to know about Lester Holt, an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Holt is also known for his moderation of the first Presidential debate of 2016 and was praised for his role in fact-checking false statements.
Lester Holt Age
Holt was born on 8 March 1959 in Marin County, California, United States. He is 61 years old as of 2020.
Lester Holt Height
- Not Known
Lester Holt Family – Parents
He was born to Parents June Holt, Lester Holt Sr. 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.
His 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 happily married to his wife, Carol Hagen; they have two sons. The couple resides in Manhattan.
Lester Holt Children (Sons)
olt has been blessed with two sons , Stefan and Cameron since 1982.
Lester Holt Salary
Holt receives an annual average salary of $4 million per year. This is according to WKRN News 2 anchors/reporters’ salaries.
Lester Holt Net Worth
Holt has an estimated Net Worth of $4.5 million dollars. His career as an anchor is his primary source of income.
Lester Holt NBC News
Holt is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Holt is also known for his moderation of the first Presidential debate of 2016 and was praised for his role in fact-checking false statements.
In 1981, Holt began his TV news career with WCBS-TV in New York City. He transferred to KNXT-TV in Los Angeles as a reporter and weekend anchor in 1982. In 1983, Holt returned to WCBS-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor.
From 1986 to 2000, Holt was a reporter and anchor with WBBM-TV in Chicago. 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.
In February 2015, Holt was named interim anchor for NBC Nightly News in the wake of then-anchor Brian Williams’ suspension. In June 2015, Holt was named the 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.