Lester Holt Biography

Lester Don Holt Jr. is an American award journalist and news anchor. He is working as an anchor for NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Holt was the first Black person to solo anchor a weekday nightly newscast.

On June 18, 2015, Holt was made the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News following the demotion of Brian Williams.

Lester Holt’s Age and Birthday

Lester is 63 years old as of 2023. He was born on 8 March 1959 in Hamilton Air Force Base, California, United States. Lester celebrates her birthday on 8 March every year.

Lester Holt Height and Weight

Holt stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches. He weighs 76 kilograms. However, other body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.

Lester Holt’s Family, Parents, and Siblings

Holt is the youngest child of four of June DeRozario and Lester Don Holt Sr. His maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica.

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Lester Holt Wife

Laster has managed to hide his personal life from the limelight and seems to be focusing more on his career. We will let you know when we discover helpful information about his love life.

Lester Holt Education

He graduated from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in 1977. He later attended California State University where he majored in government. Although he never graduated.

Lester Holt Career

Holt began his career as a reporter, anchor, and international correspondent. Where he worked for 19 years with CBS News. In 1981, he was hired as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. After one year there, he joined Los Angeles-based CBS affiliate TV station KNXT as a reporter and anchor. However, he returned to WCBS-TV in 1983, resuming work as a reporter and adding anchor duties. In 1986 Holt became the evening anchor for WBBM-TV, the CBS station in Chicago, where he remained until he left CBS in 2000 to join MSNBC.

After three years at MSNBC, Holt was hired as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and for the morning show Today. In 2007 he was named full-time weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News, a position he held until 2015. In February of that year, Holt was appointed interim anchor of the weekday NBC Nightly News after permanent anchor Brian Williams was suspended for having made inaccurate statements about his involvement in various events. In June Holt was appointed permanent anchor of the show.

Holt also hosted other special shows for NBC and helped cover the sports desk during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In addition, he served as the host of Dateline and co-anchor of Weekend Today. In 2016 Holt moderated one of the U.S. presidential debates.

Lester Holt’s Net worth and Salary

Lester’s salary is estimated to be around $ 10 million per year. While his net worth is $ 35 million dollars. Which he has acquired through his successful career in Journalism.

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