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Lester Holt Biography
Holt is an American journalist and news anchor and journalist working for the NBC Nightly News, weekday and Dateline edition. He was born on March 8, 1959 in Marin County, California, United States.
He followed the footsteps of Max Robinson who was an ABC News evening co anchor so Holt became the first African-American to solo anchor a weekday nightly newscast.
Lester Holt Age
He was born on March 8,1959 in Hamilton Air Force Base Marin County, California, United States. He is hence 61 years old as of the year 2020.
Lester Holt Wife
Holt is married to Carol Hagen since 1982 and they have two sons together, Stefan Holt and Cameron Holt.
Lester Holt Height
He stands at a height of 1.87 meters.
Lester Holt Parents
Holt’s parents are June Holt and Lester Holt Sr.
Lester Holt Years Active
He has been active from 1981 to date.
Lester Holt Early Life Education
Lester graduated in Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in 1977 then after majored in government at California State University, Sacramento, however, he did not graduate. His first job was as a D J in a country and Western station. He kept the job throughout his college life.
Lester Holt Career
After working for CBS for 19 years as an anchor, reporter and international correspondent, Lester then joined WCBS Tv in New York as a reporter . In 1982, he stated working for KNXT in Los Angeles as a weekend anchor and reporter. From that time, Lester has worked in various stations reporting even in troubled spots like Iraq and Somalia.
Year Station Job
- 1981-2000 CBS owned and operated stations
- 1981-1982 WCBS-TV reporter
- 1982-1983 KNXT weekend anchor and reporter
- 1983- 1986 WCBS-TV Anchor
- 1986-2000 WBBM-TV Anchor and reporter
- 2000-to date NBC News
- 2000-2003 NBC News/MSNBC Correspondent
- 2003-2015 NBC News[ Weekend today] co-anchor
- 2003-2014 NBC News [Today] Fill-in anchor
- 2007-2015 NBC News [ NBC News Nightly News] weekend Anchor
- 2011- to date NBC News [Dateline NBC ] anchor
Holt has made cameo appearances in the 1993 film The Fugitive. Its 1998 sequel US Marshals and Primal Fear in 1996.
He has also done Television shows including playing for himself in episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit; and many others.
Holt is remembered well for the way he moderated the presidential debates in 2016,he also interviewed the US president Donald Trump in 2017. His colleagues said that Holt asked very tough but appropriate questions.
In this interview, they discussed Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. This resulted in extensive media coverage.
Awards and honors
- 1990: Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Ward
- 2012: Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University
- 2015: honorary Doctorate from California State University- Sacramento
- 2015:Inducted into the California Hall of Fame
- 2016:Alan B. Dumont Broadcaster of the year from Montclair State University
- 2016: NABJ Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists
- 2019: Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
- 2020: Honorary Doctorate from Rutgers University