Lester Holt Biography and Wiki
Lester Don Holt Jr. (b. March 8, 1959) is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Holt landed his position on June 18, 2015, following the demotion of Brian Williams.
Lester Holt Age and Birthday
Holt was born on March 8, 1959, in Marin County, California, United States of America. He is 62 years old as of 2021 and his zodiac sign is Pisces.
Lester Holt Height
The journalist is fairly tall, He stands at a surprising 6 feet 2 inches.
Lester Holt Education
Holt attended Cordova High School, a public high school serving grades 9 to 12. It is in the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District and located in Rancho Cordova, California. He then proceeded to California State University, Sacramento, where he majored in government though he never graduated.
Lester Holt Family
Holt was born on Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County, California, the fourth child of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt Sr. His maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica, meaning Holt has Jamaican heritage on his father’s side, as his paternal grandparents were from Jamaica
Lester Holt Wife and Kids
Holt resides in Manhattan with his wife, Carol Hagen. The couple has two sons, Stefan and Cameron. Stefan Holt graduated in 2009 from Pepperdine University and was the morning news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ-TV in Chicago. She eventually succeeded veteran Chuck Scarborough as anchor of the station’s 11 p.m. news broadcast.
Holt considers himself a Christian and attends the Manhattan Church of Christ in New York.
Lester Holt Trump
In May 2017, Holt interviewed President Trump and they discussed Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Lester’s interview with Trump resulted in extensive media coverage.
Lester Holt NBC
His first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station. 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.
His most recent awards include a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2019 and an Honorary Doctorate from Rutgers University in 2020.
Lester Holt Salary
Regarding his salary, Holt’s annual compensation is estimated to be about $10 million per year.
Lester Holt Net Worth
Multiple sources place the renowned news anchor’s net worth at $35 million as of 2021. This amount is from his extensive career as a journalist.