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Who is Lester Holt?
Lester Holt is an American journalist and news anchor. He is widely recognized for his incredible skills at political and television works. Holt is also known as the legendary journalist, because of his hard work and dedication in his career.
Lester Holt was born as Lester Don Holt Jr. on 8th March 1959, in San Francisco, California. Born to his American parents Lester Don Holt Jr. and June DeRozario, Holt Jr. is of mixed ethnicity (Jamaican, Indian, English, African-American, and Scottish descent), and holds American nationality.
Lester might have a sibling but, he has not mentioned any. Regarding his education, Holt Jr. joined Cordova High School located in Rancho Cordova in 1997. Later majored in government via California State University, Sacramento, but he never graduated. However, in 2009, Lester graduated from Pepperdine University.
Lester Holt began his career as an anchor, news reporter and international correspondent for the network CBS operation from 1981-2000. After leaving CBS, he began serving for WCBS-TV as a reporter in the year 1981. Moreover, he also appeared as an anchor for WBBM-TV and WCBS-TV.
He made his breakthrough career as a journalist while working for the NBC, where another American journalist Ayman Mohyeldin also worked. He is still a journalist there since 2000.
In addition, Lester has also worked in many other network channels including, Today NBC Nightly, MSNBC, Weekend Today, NBC Nightly News and more.
Know about Lester Holt Jr. Marriage and Wife
Holt Jr. is a married man. He is married to his long-term girlfriend Carol Hagen. The couple met for the first time when they both were on the set. Since then, the pair fell in love with each other and started dating and got engaged in a short period of time.
On 8th May 1982, the couple decided to live together as husband and wife. The wedding took place in Manhattan, New York. Since their marriage, Holt and Hagen share two children together with a son Stefan Holt (born in 1987), who is also a journalist like his father, and second son named Cameron Holt.
Besides his marital life, Holt Jr. is not been rumored to date any other girls before. Also, there are no controversies about the couple that leads to separation or divorce.
How Much Is Lester Holt's Total Net Worth?
Lester Holt makes a huge amount of money from his career as a journalist and news anchor. He has been in this career for more than 2 decades and has managed to amass a huge amount of wealth. As a comparison to other journalists, Holt Jr. gets paid in high amount.
Lester earns more than $4 million every year via NBC News as a journalist. Additionally, he also earns around $4.5 million annually from NBC Nightly News, which is pretty higher than most of the journalists out there.
In addition to his properties, he has a luxurious mansion in Manhattan with a price tag of $3,300,000. He bought the house in April 2007, the house consists of a 48-foot long terrace, 11-foot tall ceilings with a beautiful view of Madison Square Park. However, he sold the house with a profit of $6,600,000 in 2017.
Considering all his earnings and expenses, Holt's total net worth as of 2019, is estimated to be around $12 million.
Lester Holt's Body Measurements (Height, Weight)
The prominent journalist and news reporter Holt stands at a height of 1.80 meters / 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 152lbs / 69kg.