Lester Holt Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, MSNBC, NBC News, Net Worth, Salary

Lester Holt is an American Correspondent and Anchor/Reporter working at NBC News (MSNBC). He joined MSNBC in 2000. 

Lester Holt Biography

Lester Holt is an American Correspondent and Anchor/Reporter working at NBC News.  (MSNBC). He joined MSNBC in 2000. 

Lester Holt Age

Holt is 62 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 8, 1959, in Hamilton Air Force Base, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 8 the of March every year.

Lester Holt Height

Holt stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.87 m) tall.

Lester Holt Family

Holt’s father is known as Lester Don Holt Sr while his mother is known as June (DeRozario). He is the youngest of his siblings however, he has not disclosed the names of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private.

Lester Holt Wife

Holt is married to Carol Hagen who tied the knot on May 8, 1982. Together the couple has been blessed with two children known as  Stefan Holt.

Lester Holt Net Worth

Holt has an estimated net worth of $35 Million which he has earned throughout his career as an anchor.

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Lester Holt Salary

Holt earns an annual salary of $10 Million.

Lester Holt Education

Holt is a proud graduate of Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova where he graduated in the year 1977. Later on, he attended California State University, Sacramento where he majored in government although he never graduated.

Lester Holt Career

Holt works for NBC News as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News. He has also been appearing on MSNBC. For nineteen years, he served at CBS as a reporter, anchor, and international correspondent. He was hired as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City in 1981.

He went ahead to become a reporter and weekend anchor on KNXT in Los Angeles in 1982 and the following year he went back to WCBS-TV and served as a reporter and weekend anchor. In addition, he moved to WBBM-TV in Chicago where he served as an evening anchor for over fourteen years.

Furthermore, he was also commended by his fellow journalist who said that he performed admirably in challenging Trump when he said that he originally opposed the war in Iraq, which was proven to be a false statement. More to that, he was also commended by The Washington Post for making it clear that stop and frisk were ruled unconstitutional in New York when Trump said it wasn’t.

Lester Holt MSNBC

Holt serves at NBC News as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News. He has also been appearing on MSNBC since the year 2000. In 2003, he resumed his full-time duties at NBC News and he became NBC Nightly News’s substitute anchor. Following the death of David Bloom his co-anchor, he became the only anchor of Weekend Today.

In his career as a journalist, he has not only served as a desk anchor but also reported extensively from troubled spots around the world including Northern Ireland, Iraq, Haiti, El Salvador, and Somalia. He stepped in permanently in Brian William’s role as the anchor of the weekday edition on May 9, 2007. Furthermore, he currently serves as the anchor of NBC’s Dateline. Not only did he moderate the presidential debates in 2016, but he also interviewed President Donald Trump in 2017, where fellow journalists said that he asked tough but appropriate questions.

Apart from his primary responsibilities at NBC News, he also served as a sports desk reporter for NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics, host of Dateline on ID, an edition of Dateline NBC shown on the Investigation Discovery network, and also hosted a special for The History Channel about the 9/11 conspiracy theories. Additionally, he narrated a documentary that concerned actual crystal skulls on the Sci-Fi Channel.

He filled in as the weekday anchor in 2013 when  Brian Williams had to leave for knee replacement surgery. Additionally, he also permanently replaced Williams as NBC Nightly News anchor after he was suspended for allegedly exaggerating a story about the Iraq War.

In January 2016, he moderated the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate alongside a panel of NBC political reporters. Additionally, on September 26, 2016, he also moderated the first presidential debate. During this time Holt was a registered Republican and Donald Trump, a presidential candidate stated that this was “a very unfair system” because “Lester is a Democrat.” However, he later changed his party affiliation to independent in 2018. Donald Trump stated that Holt had done a good job after the debate ended.

Holt is working at MSNBC where he works alongside other famous MSNBC anchors and reporters including;

  1. Lawrence O’Donnell
  2. Kelly O’Donnell
  3. Kristen Welker
  4. Peter Alexander
  5. Kasie Hunt
  6. Monica Alba
  7. Carol Lee
  8. Garret Haake
  9. Savannah Guthrie
  10. Marrianna Sotomayor
  11. Mike Memoli
  12. Steve Patterson
  13. Morgan Radford
  14. Geoff Bennett
  15. Steve Schmidt
  16. Richard Lui
  17. Cynthia McFadden
  18. Ali Velshi
  19. Kate Snow
  20. Jacob Soboroff
  21. Heldi Przybyla
  22. Josh Lederman
  23. Leigh Ann Caldwell
  24. Tamron Hall
  25. Jason Johnson
  26. Eugene Robinson
  27. Nicolle Wallace
  28. Chuck Todd
  29. Steve Kornack
  30. Rachel Maddow
  31. Yasmin Vossoughian
  32. Joshua Johnson
  33. Lindsey Reiser
  34. Alicia Menendez
  35. Chris Jansing
  36. Savannah Sellers
  37. Brian Williams
  38. Alex Witt
  39. Cori Coffin
  40. Kendis Gibson
  41. Ayman Mohyeldin
  42. Katy Tur
  43. Andrea Mitchell
  44. Craig Melvin
  45. Hallie Jackson
  46. Stephanie Ruhle

Lester Holt Social Media Platforms

Holt is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 551k followers on Twitter and over 207k followers on Instagram.

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