|Lester Holt Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||March 8, 1959|
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.
Lester Don Holt Jr.
San Francisco, California, United States
Journalist, News Anchor
- Father – Lester Don Holt, Sr.
- Mother – June DeRozario
- Siblings – He has 3 older siblings.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Lester has dated –
- 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.
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.
However, his hair has streaks of gray due to his advanced age.
Lester Holt Favorite Things
- Episode Of The Office – Diversity Day
- Food – Enchiladas
- Olympic Host Cities – Athens, Vancouver
- Vacation Spot – Paris
- Cuisine – Mexican
Lester Holt Facts
- 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.
- He plays the bass guitar as a way to relieve stress.
- 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.
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