Lester Holt Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Sons, NBC, Salary, Net worth, Twitter


Lester Holt Biography and Wiki

Lester Holt (Lester Don Holt Jr) is an American NBC journalist. He made his day view as the first African-American to solo anchor ABC Night evening. He hosts two shows in NBC media house, NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.

Lester Holt Age

Born in 1959, Lester celebrates his birthday every year on 8th March. He is 61 years of age.

Lester Holt Height, Weight, and Skin Complexion

Holt is black, about 1.79 feet tall, and weighs in at about 70kg. He has black hair with grey patches.

Lester Holt Nationality

He is an American citizen with an African-American Origin from Jamaica.

Lester Holt Education Background

In 1977, Holt completed high school at Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova. He was set to join California state university and major in government, but he did not complete his school education. According to Sacramento Bee Holt, at his junior level, he decided to kick start his career and quit school when he got a job at KCBS radio station in California.

Lester Holt Parents and Siblings

Born in San Francisco, California, Holt came from a family of six and was the youngest of his siblings. He was brought up by his father and mother, namely,  June DeRozario and Lester Don Holt Sr. His family has a Jamaican origin as his grandparents were born and raised in Jamaica.

Lester Holt Wife and Sons

As a family man Hagen and Holt have been married for about 37 years. He is married to a beautiful white lady Carol Hagen Holt whom they share two wonderful kids  Stefan Holt and Cameron Holt.

His two sons have followed in their dad’s footsteps and remarkably achieved much success in their careers as journalists.

Her wife owns a real estate company, which she seemingly seems to enjoy managing. They currently live in Manhattan, New York.

Lester Holt Career

He has been serving in the media industry for more than three decades. Holt has undoubtedly built a great journey whenever he steps into work. Below is his career timeline.

Holt started his career at a young age without even having completed his university education. While still at the junior levels in California state university got a job at KCBS radio station.

He got his first job on the screens in 1981, working as a reporter for WCBS-TV.


A year later, he quit WCBS-TV to join KNXT in Los Angeles, where he worked for a year, then made a day view return to WCBS-TV a year later.

Amid his return to WCBS-TV, he was promoted to work as both a reporter and an anchor in 1986.

After quitting WCBS-TV in 1981, he joined WBBM-TV, where he worked for about 14 years both as a reporter and as an anchor.

Holt came to the limelight in the year 2000 when he joined MSNBC.

He made his day at MSNBC in 2003 when he made a permanent move to NBC News. He was a substitute anchor until he assumed full-time duties after the death of co-anchor David Bloom.

In 2016, United states election again provided Holt a chance to rise over the bars when he acted at a moderator’s capacity in the Democratic presidential candidate debate.

Out of extraordinary performance, he was handed the opportunity to moderate the first presidential debate in 2016.

Lester Holt Personal Life

He is a robust Christian believer and goes to church in Manhattan Church of Christ. During his leisure time, Holt loves playing bass guitar.

He is a firm political ideologist and former member of the Republican Party before declaring himself independent.

He is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Lester Holt Awards and Honors.

Holt’s work has not gone unnoticed with a lot of experience and dedication in his journalism career.

  • In 1990 Holt received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award after his project titled “NO PLACE LIKE HOME.”
  • From Pepperdine University in 2012, he received an honorary Doctorate.
  • From California State University, Sacramento in the year 2015, he received an honorary Doctorate
  • In 2015 he appeared in the California Hall of fame
  • He was accorded Alan B. Dumont Broadcaster of the Year in Montclair State University in 2016
  • In 2016 he received NABJ Journalist of the Year sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists
  • In 2020 he was accorded Honorary Doctorate in Rutgers University

Lester Holt Salary And Networth

He has built a massive journalism career and earns approximately $4 million a year. He has an estimated net worth of about $35million.

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