Lester Holt Biography

Lester Holt

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Birth Name: Lester Holt
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   59 Years
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American journalist Lester Holt was born on March 8, 1959, in Marin County, California, United States. He studied at Cordova High School and graduated from there. He received the Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University in 2012 and from California State University, Sacramento in 2015. He is the host of NBC Night news and Dateline NBC. He appeared in movies like The Fugitive (1993) and Primal Fear (1996) and TV shows like Due South, 30 Rocks, and Early Edition.

Lester Holt's famous movies are The Fugitive (1993), Primal Fear (1996), Warehouse 13 (2012), Miracle on 34th Street (1994). Besides, he has worked in 11 movies including House of Cards as Lester Holt (2015), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit; TV series (2013), etc.

He was the youngest son of parents: mother, June DeRozario, and father, Lester Don Holt Senior. His grandparents have Jamaican background. Lester Holt married to Carol Hagen in1982. He has been married for 36 years. Presently he lives with his wife and two sons: Stefan and Cameron in Manhattan. Lester Holt has a wonderful family and it is unlikely for him to be involved in any kind of affairs of controversies.

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The CNBC journalist has the net worth of around $12 million; he receives about $82,500 weekly and $330,000 monthly. In 2015, he received a total salary of $4.5 million. So presently, he must earn above $5 million annually.

He has received many awards including Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 1990 for his outstanding work in TV show 48 Hours: No Place Like Home. Lester Holt has 207K followers on Twitter and more than 1.6 million likes on Facebook.

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1959 8th of March

Lester Holt, now 56, was born on March 8 1959 in Marin Country, California. He was the youngest son of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Senior. His grandparents had Jamaican roots. He studied and grew up in California. Later on, he became a successful TV anchor and News reporter working for NBC and other TV networks


Graduated from Cordova High School


He received his formal education from Cordova High School. He studied there for few years and finally graduated from there in 1977. He was also enrolled at the California State University; he remained there for few years. He didn't graduate from there.


Married to Carol Hagen


Lester is a married man. He married Carol Hagen in 1982. They are still together. He is not involved in any kind of extra marital affairs and there is no sigh of these sweet couple getting divorced. He also has two children with her.


Won Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award


For his work, he has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has also won some of them. In 1990, he was honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He was honored by that award for his work on CBS.


Received Honorary Doctorate


He is also a brilliant student. These days, he is popular as the journalist. In 2015, he was honored by the California State University, Sacramento. They honored him by the Honorary Doctorate. He was also honored by the Pepperdine University in 2012. 

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