Lester Holt Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Lester Holt Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthMarch 8, 1959
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseCarol Hagen

Lester Holt is an award-winning American journalist and news anchor who is well-known as the presenter of NBC Nightly News (2015-Present) and Dateline NBC (2011-Present). He has more than 600k followers on Twitter and more than 200k followers on Instagram and Facebook.

Born Name

Lester Don Holt Jr.

Nick Name

Iron Pants

American journalist Lester Holt
American journalist Lester Holt (Ninian Reid / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

San Francisco, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Journalist, News Anchor

Family

  • Father – Lester Don Holt, Sr.
  • Mother –┬áJune DeRozario
  • Siblings – He has 3 older siblings.

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Lester has dated –

  1. Carol Hagen (1982-Present) – The Dateline host is married to real estate agent Carol Hagen since 1982. They have 2 sons together – Cameron Holt, who works as a financial analyst and Stefan Holt, who is a journalist and news anchor like his father.
Lester Holt shaking hands with ISAF Joint Command Commander Lt. Gen. James Terry in 2012
Lester Holt shaking hands with ISAF Joint Command Commander Lt. Gen. James Terry in 2012 (The U.S. Army / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White, Black, Asian)

He has African-American ancestry on his father’s side and is of English, African-Jamaican, and Indian descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

However, his hair has streaks of gray due to his advanced age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Deep voice

Religion

Christianity

Lester Holt Favorite Things

  • Episode Of The Office – Diversity Day
  • Food – Enchiladas
  • Olympic Host Cities – Athens, Vancouver
  • Vacation Spot – Paris
  • Cuisine – Mexican

Source – 9News.com, SactownMag.com, The New York Times Magazine, Today

Lester Holt receiving the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Mark Searle
Lester Holt receiving the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Mark Searle (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Lester Holt Facts

  1. He became the first solo anchor of African-American descent to host a weekday network nightly newscast when he took over the hosting duties of NBC Nightly News from Brian Williams in 2015.
  2. He plays the bass guitar as a way to relieve stress.
  3. Holt moderated the first Presidential debate of 2016 with candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He received widespread acclaim for challenging and fact-checking the false claims made by Trump.

Featured Image by Ninian Reid / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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