Lester Holt

Journalist

Lester Holt was born in San Francisco, California, United States on March 8th, 1959 and is the Journalist. At the age of 63, Lester Holt biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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

At 63 years old, Lester Holt has this physical status:

Height
188cm
Weight
76kg
Hair Color
Black
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Build
Slim
Measurements
Not Available
Lester Holt Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Christianity
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Cordova High School
Lester Holt Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Carol Hagen
Children
2, including Stefan Holt
Dating / Affair
Carol Hagen (1982-Present)
Parents
Lester Don Holt, Sr., June DeRozario
Siblings
He has 3 older siblings.
Lester Holt Career

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

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

Holt joined MSNBC in 2000. In 2003, he assumed full-time duties at NBC News, where he became a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today. Holt became a full-time co-anchor of Weekend Today following the death of previous co-anchor David Bloom. Until late 2005, he also anchored a two-hour daily newscast on MSNBC. On May 9, 2007, Holt was named anchor of the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News, anchoring the show for eight years before replacing Brian Williams as permanent anchor of the weekday edition. Additionally, Holt is the current host for NBC's Dateline. He moderated a presidential debate in 2016, and interviewed President Donald Trump in 2017, where fellow journalists said that he asked tough but appropriate questions.

In addition to his primary responsibilities at NBC News, he hosted a special for The History Channel about the 9/11 conspiracy theories, served as a sportsdesk reporter for NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics, and is the host of Dateline on ID, an edition of Dateline NBC shown on the Investigation Discovery network. In 2008, he narrated a documentary regarding actual crystal skulls on the Sci-Fi Channel.

When Brian Williams took medical leave in 2013 for knee replacement surgery, Holt filled in as weekday anchor. In 2015, Williams was suspended for reportedly exaggerating a story about the Iraq War, and Holt permanently replaced him as NBC Nightly News anchor.

Holt moderated the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in January 2016, alongside a panel of NBC political reporters, as well as the first presidential debate on September 26, 2016. Presidential candidate Donald Trump said that this was "a very unfair system" because "Lester is a Democrat". Holt was at the time a registered Republican. However in 2018, he changed his party affiliation to independent. After the debate, Donald Trump said that Holt did "a good job." Journalists also said that Holt performed admirably; for example he challenged Trump when Trump said that he originally opposed the war in Iraq, which was proven to be a false statement. The Washington Post said "Kudos to Holt" for making it clear that stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York, when Trump said it wasn't.

In May 2017, when Holt interviewed President Trump, they discussed Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey. Holt's interview with Trump resulted in extensive media coverage.

Holt has made cameo appearances in the 1993 film The Fugitive; its 1998 sequel U.S. Marshals; and Primal Fear (1996); as well as on television shows, including playing himself in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; the episode "Red, White, or Blue" of the series Due South; "Fate" of Early Edition and "A New Hope" of Warehouse 13. He appeared on the episode "Cleveland" of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He also did a voice-over in the episode "Sandwich Day," announcing that Jack Donaghy would be a new cabinet member in the Bush administration. Holt announced the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the USA Network, and was featured in Making Music magazine. He also hosted the 2008 Sci-Fi Channel documentary Mystery of the Crystal Skulls. On May 31, 2020, Holt delivered a virtual commencement speech for the 254th graduating class of Rutgers University due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lester Holt Awards
  • 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

Colorado woman, 40, who survived 200-foot fall in California hiked 150-feet with a broken neck

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 30, 2023
Ruth Woroniecki, 40, revealed in an exclusive interview that she had to hike to safety with a broken neck after she survived a 200-foot fall in the San Gabriel Mountains while out hiking on Christmas Eve.

Joy Reid provokes anger by attacking Thanksgiving

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 24, 2022
MSNBC's Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving calling it a 'simplistic fairytale' based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up America being founded on 'genocide.' The host opened Wednesday's edition of the ReidOut by attacking the holiday and its traditions as millions of Americans prepare for festivities. Reid said for millions of Americans Thanksgiving is a day of cherished tradition, but the holiday was in fact based around a series of 'historical inaccuracies.' 'It is built on this myth that the indigenous welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn,' said Reid. 'A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed. 'It's the truth that Republicans want banned from our textbooks.' 

John Fetterman's wife now demands an APOLOGY from NBC after interview where he used CCing

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 18, 2022
Gisele Fetterman is demanding the NBC reporter who interviewed her husband, Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman, apologize to the disabled community. Comes after criticism ensued of Fetterman and his fitness for office after a stroke in May. The candidate's wife says she is worried the interview will do damage to the disabled community. Fetterman's interview with NBC correspondent Dasha Burns aired last week and featured an angle showing a large computer screen with closed captioning, which transcribed the interview in real time to aid him in understanding and processing the questions presented to him.
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