Short Bio- How old is Lester Holt?

Lester Holt was born in California back on March 8 of 1959. His birth name was Lester Don Holt Jr. He was the youngest child among four children of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt, Sr. His maternal grandparents were born, raised up and then married in Jamaica. His grandfather was one of the 14 children over Indo Jamaican father from Calcutta, India. Lester got graduated from Cordova High School located in Rancho Cordova in 1977 who got majored in Government at California State University Sacramento, where he never graduated.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Lester Don holt Jr.
Profession: American Journalist, News Anchor
Birth Date: March 8 of 1959
Birthplace: Marin County, California, United States
Age: 63 years (as of 2022)
Education: Cordova High School
Salary: USD 15 million per year from NBC
Net worth: USD 35 million
Married: Yes
Wife: Carol Hagen (m. May 8, 1982)
Children: 2 (Stefan Holt and Cameron Holt)
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Parents: June Holt, Lester Holt Sr.

Salary and Net worth

Lester Holt left CBS before signing a contract with NBC. Thus, we can easily assume his salary from NBC to be high. Lester Holt earns $15 million per year salary from NBC. His net worth is estimated at around USD 35 million. He is living a lavish lifestyle with his family in the United States.

Holt was hired as a reporter for WCBS TV in New York City back in 1981. It was very next year in 1982 he became a reporter and weekend anchor on KNXT in Los Angeles and the next year he returned to WCBS TV as a reporter and weekend anchor. In the year 1986, he moved to WBBM TV in Chicago where he spent 14 years for anchoring the evening news. Holt did not only work as an anchor on the desk but also worked extensively from troubled spots around the world like Iraq, Northern Ireland, Somalia, Haiti, etc.

Later he joined MSNBC where he got the nickname of Iron Pants since he and the ability to stay focused and vigilant in spite of long working hours. Spending three years there, he started working as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today. Later, he hosted and reported several shows like Weekend Today, 2008 Olympics and 9/11 conspiracies theories. There are some important notable works that he went through. He then appeared in several TV shows and movies as a reporter along with anchor-like House of Cards, Primal Fear, etc.

Is Lester Holt married? Who is his wife?

Lester Holt is a married person. He has a wife named Carol Hagen with whom he got married on May 8, 1982. The couple is blessed with two children named Stefan Holt and Cameron Holt. Stefan, his son works for WNBC following footstep of his father. His son regards his father as a great source of inspiration. The couple has been living happily along with their children as there are no signs of conflict or rumors regarding their marital life. Lester currently is a proud grandfather.

Lester Holt with his grandson

Height and Weight

Lester belongs to mixed ethnicity. He belongs to Indian, English, Scottish, and Jamaican ethnicity. He has dark brown eyes and hair. He looks much younger than his real age because he has maintained his body well. He has a height measuring 6 feet 2 inches, and his body weight is around 71 kg.

Contact Lester

Lester Holt has verified the Twitter account with almost 550K followers. He tweets regularly through his account @LesterHoltNBC. He has almost 170K followers on Instagram and almost 200K likes on Facebook. Lester’s profile is included in Wikipedia and IMDb’s profile list as well. Besides, several wiki sites are explaining about the biography of Lester Holt.

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