Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 02:50 pm
Facts About Lester Holt
|64 Years Old
|Lester Don Holt, Jr.
|Place Of Birth
|Marin County, California, United States
|Carol Hagen (m. 1982)
|Stefan Holt, Cameron Holt
|6 Feet 1 Inch
|Lester Don Holt Sr
|Cordova High School
|California State University
|News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
Eminent media personality of the United States, Lester Don Holt, Jr. simply known as “Lester Holt” is an American journalist. Lester Holt is widely recognized for working as an anchor of NBC News's popular show called ‘NBC Nightly News. Lester Holt's exuberant and strong media personality has earned a lot of respect in the journalism world through his unique and adorable television presentation skills. All the audience is attached to his show whenever he comes in front of the television screen to present his shows. For more news and recent updates, his fans can follow him on his Twitter account @LesterHoltNBC.
What is Lester Holt famous for?
- Being news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC
Where was Lester Holt born?
Lester Holt was born on 8th March 1959 in Marin County, California, United States of America. Lester was born to parents, June DeRonzario, and Lester Don Holt Sr. He holds an American nationality. His star sign is Pisces and belongs to a multiracial ethnical background. He believes in Christianity and attends the Manhattan Church of Christ in New York.
As for his education is concerned, Lester completed his high school graduation from ‘Cordova High School’ in 1977. Later, he got enrolled at California State University. However, he didn’t graduate from the University.
Professional Career of Lester Holt
- Lester Holt started his journalism career in 1981 by working as a reporter at NewYork based television station ‘WCBS-TV’.
- After a year of serving at WCBS-TV, he started working as a reporter and anchor at Los Angeles-based TV station ‘KNXT’. However soon after serving a year, he returned back to WCBS-TV working as a reporter and anchor.
- In the year 1986, Lester Holt shifted his place to Chicago where he worked as an evening anchor for ‘WBBM-TV’.
- In 2000, Lester Holt became associated with ‘MSNBC’. After three years serving at MSNBC, he was hired as a substitute anchor on NBC Nightly News and Today.
- In 2007, Lester Holt was appointed as a full-time anchor for NBC’s show ‘NBC Nightly News. With NBC, he also hosted other special shows for ‘The History Channel’.
- He also worked as a sports desk reporter for ‘NBC Sports’ to cover the 2008 Summer Olympics. Besides his work association with NBC News and other television stations.
- He meditated over a presidential debate in 2016 and spoke with President Donald Trump in 2017, both times asking challenging but pertinent questions, according to other journalists.
- Lester Holt has also appeared in several cameo appearances in some movies and television series. Lester has appeared in a cameo role in the movies like ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Primal Fear’.
- He also hosted the 2008 Sci-Fi Channel documentary Mystery of the Crystal Skulls.
- On May 31, 2020, Holt delivered a virtual commencement speech for the 254th graduating class of Rutgers University due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Awards and Achievement of Lester Holt
- In the year 1990, Lester Holt was awarded ‘Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for working on CBS’s show ’48 Hours: No Place Like Home.
- He also received Honorary Doctorate from ‘Pepper University’ in 2012, and ‘California State University in 2015.
- In the year 2015, Lester was inducted into ‘The California Hall of Fame.
- In 2016, he received the Alan B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award from Montclair State University.
- The same year, he received the NABJ Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
- He received Walter Cronkite Award for Excellent in Journalism in 2019.
- He also received Honorary Doctorate from Rutgers University in 2020.
- Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication in 2023.
- Honorary Doctorate from Villanova University in 2023.
Who is Lester Holt married to?
Turning some pages of his personal life, renowned American journalist Lester Holt’s current relationship status is married. On May 8, 1982, Carol Hagen, a stunning woman, and Lester exchanged vows to become husband and wife. Lester was blessed with two boys, Stefan and Cameron holt, from the marriage. Since being married, there hasn't been any information published about the pair indicating that they are divorcing or separating. Lester and his wife, Carol, appear to have a close bond and great love. Their prosperous and happy marriage indicates that they won't break their union through a divorce in the coming days either.
How tall is Lester holt?
Charismatic news anchor, Lester Holt has an average body. He stands with a tall height of 1.87m (6 feet 1 inch) and weighs around 71 Kg. Holt has short dark brown hair and his eye color is also dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Lester Holt?
One of the most adorable and loved American journalists Lester Holt has earned an estimated net worth amount of $48 million dollars as of 2023. His work as a journalist has primarily been the source of his income. He has also made a significant amount through his appearances in movies and television shows.