Lester Holt


Lester Holt was born in San Francisco, California, United States on March 8th, 1959 and is the Journalist. At the age of 65, Lester Holt biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Lester Don Holt Jr., Iron Pants
Date of Birth
March 8, 1959
United States
Place of Birth
San Francisco, California, United States
65 years old
Zodiac Sign
$35 Million
$10 Million
Journalist, Musician, News Presenter
Social Media
Lester Holt Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 65 years old, Lester Holt has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Not Available
Lester Holt Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Cordova High School
Lester Holt Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Carol Hagen
2, including Stefan Holt
Dating / Affair
Carol Hagen (1982-Present)
Lester Don Holt, Sr., June DeRozario
He has 3 older siblings.
Lester Holt Life

Lester Don Holt Jr. (born March 8, 1959) is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.

Following Brian Williams' demotion, Holt became the first African-American to solo anchor on a weekday network nightly newscast, and he was praised for his role in fact-checking false claims made by both candidates.

During the debate, President Donald Trump expressed his approval of Holt's moderation, noting that he "thought it was very fair."

Early life and education

Holt was born on March 8, 1959, on Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County, California, the youngest child of June's four children (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt Sr. Canute DeRozario, his maternal grandfather, was an Anglo-Indian, and one of 14 children of an Indo-Jamaican father from Calcutta, India, as well as a a White Jamaican mother from England. May's maternal grandmother was born in Jamaica but his mother was born in Harlem, New York. His father, an African American from Michigan, had roots in Tennessee.

He graduated from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, 1977, and spent his time in government at California State University, Sacramento, but he never graduated. Holt told American Profile news magazine in 2012, "My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station." If I was able to cover the news, I would have been able to land a full-time job. Holt's grandfather worked with the radio station throughout his college years.

Personal life

Holt and his partner, Carol Hagen, live in Manhattan; the couple have two boys, Stefan and Cameron. Stefan Holt graduated from Pepperdine University in 2009 and was the morning news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ-TV in Chicago. When joining WNBC, Stefan took over as anchor of the station's 11 p.m. news broadcast, replacing veteran Chuck Scarborough as his father's Nightly News. Stefan is the current evening anchor for NBC affiliate WMAQ in Chicago.

Lester Holt performs bass guitar and upright bass.

In New York, Holt attends the Manhattan Church of Christ.


Lester Holt Career


Holt spent 19 years with CBS as a reporter, anchor, and international correspondent.

He began as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City in 1981. In 1982, he became a journalist and weekend anchor on KNXT in Los Angeles, and the next year, he returned to WCBS-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor. Holt left WBBM-TV in Chicago in 1986, where he spent 14 years anchoring the evening news. Holt not only served at the anchor desk, but also reported extensively from troubled locations around the world, including Iraq, Northern Ireland, Somalia, El Salvador, and Haiti.

In 2000, Holt joined MSNBC. He began working full-time at NBC News in 2003, where he became a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today. Following the death of former co-anchor David Bloom, Holt became a full-time co-anchor of Weekend Today. He also anchored a two-hour daily newscast on MSNBC until late 2005. Holt was the host of NBC Nightly News' weekend edition for eight years before replacing Brian Williams as the weekday's permanent anchor. In addition, Holt is the current host of NBC's Dateline. He moderated a presidential debate in 2016 and interviewed President Donald Trump in 2017, where fellow journalists reported that he asked difficult but pertinent questions.

In addition to his primary duties at NBC News, he hosted a special for The History Channel on the 9/11 conspiracy theories and was the host of Dateline on ID, the latest iteration of Dateline NBC on the Investigation Discovery network. On the Sci-Fi Channel, he narrated a film about real crystal skulls in 2008.

Holt stepped in as the weekday anchor when Brian Williams took medical leave in 2013 for knee replacement surgery. Williams was suspended in 2015 for reportedly exaggerating a tale about the Iraq war, and Holt permanently replaced him as the NBC Nightly News anchor.

Holt moderated the Democratic presidential debate in January 2016, alongside a panel of NBC political analysts, as well as the first presidential debate on September 26, 2016. "Lester is a Democrat," presidential candidate Donald Trump said, "it is a very unfair system." Holt was a registered Republican at the time. However, in 2018, he switched his party to independent. Holt did "a good job" after the debate, according to Donald Trump. Holt did exceptionally, according to journalists; for example, he criticized Trump when he said he opposed the war in Iraq, which was later shown to be false. "Kudos to Holt" for making it clear that the stop and frisk were unconstitutional in New York, according to Trump, who said it wasn't.

When Holt interviewed President Trump in May 2017, they talked about FBI director James Comey's dismissal of James Comey. Holt's interview with Trump resulted in a slew of media coverage.

In the 1993 film The Fugitive, Holt made cameo appearances; the 1998 sequel to the United States was released in the United States. Marshals; and Primal Fear (1996); as well as television programs; the series "Red, White, or Blue") of Warehouse 13 includes playing himself in episodes of "British Time & Order: Special Victims Unit," as well as television programs; "Event" of the series Due South; "Mate" of Early Edition and "A New Hope" of Warehouse 13. On the episode "Cleveland" of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, he appeared on the show "Cleveland." In the episode "Sandwich Day," Jack Donaghy would be a new cabinet member in the Bush administration, he did also do a voice-over. Holt showed the USA Network's 2006, 2007, and 2008 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and was featured in Making Music Magazine. He also produced the 2008 Sci-Fi Channel documentary Mystery of the Crystal Skulls. Holt gave the 254th graduating class of Rutgers University a virtual commencement address on May 31, 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Lester Holt Awards

Awards and honors

  • 1990: Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his work on CBS's 48 Hours: No Place Like Home .
  • 2012: Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University
  • 2015: Honorary Doctorate from California State University, Sacramento
  • 2015: Inducted into the California Hall of Fame on October 28, 2015
  • 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

The elderly mother of Boeing's prematurely weeps as she recounts how he was 'bullied' into suicide and had no intention of 'taking the company down,' but she was persistently afraid and retaliated against for raising safety fears

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 28, 2024
On March 9, John Barnett, 62, was discovered dead in his truck from a single gunshot to the head in a hotel parking lot in South Carolina, seven years after he retired after a 32-year career. He was in town for meetings as part of his case against Boeing, where the firm retaliated against him for broadcasting his doubts regarding the company's quality control. Vicky Stokes and brother Rodney Barnett, both from Barnett, spoke to CBS on Thursday and told the story that the strain from the war against Boeing was difficult on Barnett. When asked if she blamed Boeing for Barnett's death, she replied: "I'd still have my son, my son's would still have their brother, and we wouldn't be here." Barnett's family grew up for three decades, but the family became concerned when he was moved to Boeing's South Carolina plant in 2010 and noticed quality problems and procedures that were not being followed. Boeing retaliated after Barnett revealed his suspicions, and the whistleblower was later embarrassed in work meetings with where he would be 'called out' before leaving the job in 2017. That will wear on anyone after seven or eight years,' the mother said.

According to a top market analyst, Boeing's new CEO faces the most challenging leadership challenge ever" in turning the scandal-plagued aircraft manufacturer around

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 26, 2024
"It's still feels like he's running screaming and kicking:" Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun's resignation is well overdue and would take far too long to prevent a spiraling crisis,' a leading business school professor said. Boeing's chief executive said on Monday that after a string of commercial aircraft accidents brought Boeing's manufacturing and safety standards into the limelight, he would not stand down until the year's end. On Tuesday morning, Paul Argenti (right), a professor of corporate communication at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, told CNBC, 'I think it's too little, too late.'

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun has announced that he will step down after the Alaska Airlines door plug fire and the 737 MAX disaster: Two other employees have resigned, and two other employees have resigned

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 25, 2024
In the aftermath of a safety crisis at the troubled aerospace company, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun will step down at the end of the year in a leadership overhaul. In the midst of continuing 737 MAX safety concerns, Calhoun, as the chairman of the board and the head of its commercial airline company are among those who are leaving. Wall Street reacted positively to the announcement, with Boeing's shares up 4 percent in premarket trading as at 8.45 a.m. EST. The company has been plagued by a near-catastrophic crash on January 5 as a fuselage panel on a 737 MAX 9 Alaska Airlines jet burst off mid-flight.
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