Lester Holt Wiki, Bio, Salary and Age

Lester Holt Wiki, Lester Holt Bio, Lester Holt Salary, Lester Holt Age
Date of Birth : Mar 8th, 1959
Age : 60 Years old

Short Bio

Lester Holt (birth name Lester Don Holt Jr.) is an American journalist, anchor and reporter born on 8th March, 1959 in Marin County, California. According to Lester Holt’s biography, his age is 58 years as of 2017. Lester Holt’s nationality is American and ethnicity is black. He was born to father Lester Don Holt Sr. and mother June Holt. He gets his Jamaican descent from his mother. He grew up in California with four sibling brothers. Lester Holt works as the anchor of the weekday edition for NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. 

Net Worth and Salary

Lester Holt’s net worth is a staggering $12million and his salary is $4million according to the sources. He makes a lot of money from NBC News and given that he has had an extensive career. He owns a huge house in Manhattan, large property and also a real estates business. Lester Holt started his education at Cordova High School from where he graduated high school in 1977. He then joined California State University, Sacramento to major in government but didn’t complete his degree. Lester’s qualifications are comparatively under par as far as academic background is concerned. Initially a radio reporter, he first stepped into TV journalism as a reporter in New York City at WCBS-TV in 1981. In 1993 he became a WCBN-TV reporter and a weekend anchor. Lester Holt’s career as a journalist however, was mainly boosted by his hard work in 14 years that he worked as an anchor of the evening news in WBBN-TV, Chicago. Holt also anchored Lester Holt Live on MSNBC There he covered news about the sensitive areas like Iraq, El Salvador, Northern Ireland and Haiti. Holt began his full time job at NBC News in August 2005. Lester has also been named anchor of the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News on 9th May 2007 and is currently the host of NBC’s Dateline. Apart from appearing in a few cameo roles in TV shows and movies, he has contributed to national news programs on CBS. For his work on 48 hours: No Place like Home, Lester Holt has been awarded Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Most notably known as “Iron Pants”, he was given this nickname because of his on-screen diligence characterized by the ability to be on-air for a prolonged time without discomfort. 

Height and Weight

At an age of 55, Lester Holt’s tall and handsome body measurements make him stand high as a dominant and attractively figurative reporter. Lester’s height is 6 feet 2 inches (2.06 meters). He likes to keep his hair short and wears glasses. Lester Holt previously used to have a thick body but he has famously lost significant weight in recent time. 

Wiki and Facts

Lester Holt is extremely active on the social media and keeps his followers updated through his posts and tweets. Lester has a massive 394K followers on Twitter where a large number of his admirers interact with him. He is also available on Facebook. Google+, Instagram (the channel’s account), Tumblr and much more. To know and gather more about the personal and professional life of Lester Holt, be sure to visit his Wikipedia page.