Lester Holt is an American journalist who anchors the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News. Lester Holt is also the anchor for Dateline NBC. Prior to NBC, he has worked for 19 years at numerous television stations which were CBS owned channels.

He then joined MSNBC in 2003 and later moved to sister channel NBC. In 2015, he was inducted into California Hall of Fame. Since 2015, he is anchoring NBC Nightly News.


  • March 8, 1959
  • American
  • Journalist
  • 6 feet 2 inches
  • No
  • Manhattan, United States
  • Stefan Holt, Cameron Holt
  • Married
  • $12 million
  • $4 million
  • Carol Hagen
  • Lester Don Holt, Jr.
  • African American
  • NBC News
  • Pepperdine University and California State University
  • Wiki, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube

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Achievements and Awards

Lester Holt, the veteran reporter, and anchor has achieved various awards for his hard work and patience. In 1990, he has received Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award as well as inducted into the California Hall of Fame on 28 October 2015.

His work for NBC has been nominated for News & Documentary Emmy for seven times.  He has earned an honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University and California State University in Sacramento in 2012 and 2015 respectively. He was announced as Alan B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year in 2016 from Montclair State University.




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