Lester Holts Biography
Lester Don Holt Jr. popularly known as Lester Holts is an American journalist working at NBC News as a newscaster for NBC Night News and Dateline News. After moderating the 2016 presidential debate, he gained fame and influence, an event that many columnists praised in the states. He is renowned for the firm stand, comprehensive news coverage and enormous connection and influence in mass media in the United States.
Lester Holts Birthday and Age
Lester was born on March 8, 1959, in Hamilton Air Force Base, California in the United States. His birth sign is Leo.
Lester Holts Family
Lester was born and raised by both parents in Hamilton Air Force Base, California in the United States. He is a son to Lester Don Holt Sr. the father and June DeRozario the mother. His father worked as an Airforce Technician while his mother was a homemaker. He has three siblings whose details are currently under review by our teams. His maternal grandfather, Catnute DeRozario originates from an Indo-Jamaican father with origin traced to Calcutta, India, with a Jamaican Mother. His maternal grandmother, May was a Jamaican nationality who was raised in New York.
Lester Holts Height and Weight
Holts has a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.89m) and weighs 157lbs (72 Kg).
Lester Holts Marriage
Holts is married to his longtime friend, fiancée and companion Carol Hagen. The duo dated for a sometime before engaging and wading in 1982 in a church’s colourful ceremony.
Lester Holts Children
The marriage of Holts and Carol is blessed with two children, Stefan Holts and Cameron Holts. Stefan is a journalist working at WNBC-TV as a newscaster and reporter. Holts lives in Manhattan, New York in the United States with his family.
Lester Holts Education
Lester got his education in California, United States. After his elementary education, Holts joined Cordova High School, in Rancho, California. He joined the University of California, in Sacramento where he studied Government although he failed to graduate after securing employment with KCBS Radio as a news broadcaster and host.
Lester Holts Career
Lester began his journalism career as a teenager while at High School. He would use a public address to make announcements and reports on various happenings. He joined KCRA TV on internship program during his secondary education to enhance his journalism career.
In 1981, he secured employment with CBS Television as a newscaster and general assignment reporter. He reported on significant terrorist attacks in Somalia, Haiti, and Iraq attacks. He was the only man who could concentrate for long and remained active during long working hours hence nicknamed, Iron Pants.
In 2003, he was made a substitute newscaster for the NBC Night News Edition and the program Weekend Today. He also covered the 2008 Olympics. Holts hosted Deadline on ID, an investigative show on the Investigation Discovery.
Besides journalism career, Holts is a renowned actor. 1n 1993, he was featured in the film The Fugitive, a sequel to the U.S. Marshall. He was also starred in one episode; Law and Order: Special Victim Unit, Due South, and Warehouse television series. He also acted in Cleveland, Sandwich Day, Making Music Magazine, the Mystery of the Crystal Skulls Documentary.
After moderating the 2016 presidential debate, he gained fame and influence, an event that many columnists praised in the states.
Lester Holts Salary
Lester is approximated to earn $10 million annually from his journalism career.
Lester Holts Net Worth
Lester is approximated to have a net worth of $35 million as of 2020 including his earnings, assets and investments.