Lester Don Holt, also known as Lester Holt was born on 8th March 1959 in Marin County, California, United States of America. He is the son of Lester Don Holt, Sr. and June (DeRozario). Lester Holt ethnicity is black and belongs to American nationality. He attended Cordova High School situated in Rancho Cordova, California and finished his school education in 1977. Then after he went to California University in Sacramento majoring in Government but he could never complete his graduation studies.
Talking about his career, he started his journey as a reporter in WCBS TV in the year 1981. He worked there for a year and moved to KNXT where he was hired as a reporter and weekend anchor. Then from the year 1983 to 1986, he served in WCBS as a television anchor. He also worked as a reporter and television anchor in WBBM TV till the year 2000. Since the year 2000, he has been working in NBC News and currently, he is the host of the show NBC News anchor since 2007, Dateline NBC anchor since 2011 and NBC Nightly News anchor since 22nd June 2015.
In addition to it, he made cameo appearance in the film The Fugitive in the year 1993 and in its sequel in 1998, in U.S Marshals and Primal fear in 1996. He was also featured in the series Due South, early edition, Warehouse 13 and 30 Rock. In the year 1990, he received Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his work on CBS’s 48 Hours: No Place Like Home. Similarly, he bagged Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University and from California State University, Sacramento in the year 2012 and 2015 respectively. Likewise, he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on 28th October 2015.
Family, married and children : Who is Lester Holt wife ?
Moving towards Lester Holt family, he has a beautiful wife and two wonderful sons. Currently, they are living together in Manhattan. Lester Holt got married in the year 1982. Lester Holt wife is Carol Hagen who was born in Seattle, Washington D.C. Carol is an actress by profession and also has become the judge of the television show Bristol. She is the only female judge in the show. Lester Holt children are grown up now and are happy and successful in their respective life. Lester son Stefan did his graduation from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and is the morning news anchor in WMAQ TV NBC5 in Chicago. Their another son Cameron holds his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Stanford University majoring in mathematical and computational science, and management science and engineering respectively. Since the year June 2013, he is working as an associate in Morgan Stanley in New York.