Lester Holt is an American journalist of NBC News. On June 18, 2015, Lester Holt was made the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News after NBC decided to keep Brian Williams as MSNBC breaking news anchor and reporter and fill-in NBC News breaking news anchor and reporter.
Date of Birth:
March 8, 1959
6' 2" (1.87 m)
12 million USD
Lester Holt - Family and personal life:
This famous American journalist, he was born on 8th March, 1959 in Marin County, California, United States of America. Lester holds an American nationality. His star sign is Pisces and belongs to multiracial ethnical background. Lester was born to parents, June and Lester Don Holt.
As far his education is concerned, he completed his high school graduation from ‘Cordova High School’ in 1977. Later, he got enrolled at ‘California State University’.
Family shot: Lester Holt with his wife Carol Hagen-Holt and heir sons Stefan (center) and Cameron (left)
Turning to his personal life, renowned American journalist Lester Holt’s current relationship status is married. Lester tied knot in marital relation with the beautiful wife named Carol Hagen in 1982. Since getting married to till date, there is not any news published about the couple that they are going through divorce or getting separated.
It seems like that Lester is sharing strong love affection and bond with his wife, Carol. Looking at her happy and successful marriage life, they doesn’t seem ending their relation with divorce in the future as well. From being in a marital relation with wife Carol Hagen, Lester is blessed with two son named Stefan and Cameron Holt.
Lestor Holt lives in Manhattan with wife Carol and sons Cameron and Stefan. Lester plays the bass guitar.
Professional Career Growth:
Lester Holt started his journalism career in 1981 by working as reporter at New York based television station ‘WCBS-TV’. After a year serving at WCBS-TV, he started working as reporter and anchor at Los Angeles based TV station ‘KNXT’. However soon after serving a year, he returned back to WCBS-TV working as 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 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 sports desk reporter for ‘NBC Sports’ to cover 2008 Summer Olympics. Besides his work association with NBC News and other television stations, Lester Holt has also appeared several cameo appearance in some movies and television series. Lester has appeared in cameo role in the movies like ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Primal Fear’.
As on 2017, Lester Holt earns an annual salary of around $4 million and his net worth is estimated to be about $12 million.
Achievement and Contributions
Widely admired television news anchor and journalist, Lester Holt has been honored with many awards in his career. In the year 1990, Lester Holt was awarded with ‘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’ and ‘California State University’. In the year 2015, Lester was inducted into ‘California Hall of Fame’. For more news and recent updates, his fans can follow him on his twitter account @LesterHoltNBC.