Lester Holt is an American journalist who also works as a news anchor for NBC. Among the television shows that he anchors, there is Dateline NBC and the weekend editions of NBC’s Today as well as the NBC Nightly News. He enjoys music so much. He usually plays the bass guitar. Holt was honored to moderate the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. According to the public opinion, he seemed to have performed relatively very well. Now let’s have a close look on Lester Holt’s net worth in 2018.
Lester Holt Early Life
Lester Holt was born in 1959 on 8th March. His birthplace was Marin County, California, the United States of America. His parents were June DeRozario and Don Holt.
Lester joined Cordova High School, Rancho Cordova. He went ahead to complete his high school studies and graduated in 1977. It is in his high school days where he worked as a D J for KRAK radio. He also made sure he found time to practice reporting at KCRA Channel 3.
He later joined California State University in Sacramento after completing his high school studies. He never went ahead to complete his bachelor’s degree as he got a job offer. KCBS offered the job in San Francisco. He accepted the offer and left the college degree incomplete.
Lester got married in 1982. He married Carol Hagen who is a real estate agent. They are blessed with two sons. Their names are Stefan and Cameron Holt. Stefan is married to Morgan who gave birth and made him a grandfather.
Lester Holt Career, Awards & Achievement
Lester kick-started his career as a journalist in 1981. He joined WCBS TV as a reporter in New York. He later went ahead to join KNXT in Los Angeles as a weekend anchor and also as a reporter. In 1983, he returned to WCBS TV and was offered similar positions as he had in KNXT.
In 1986 he joined Chicago’s WBBM–TV in 1986. He lasted in this television station for fourteen years. He mainly anchored the evening news. He has had a successful career as a reporter having even worked for areas that have fights going on. These areas included Northern Ireland, Iraq, El Salvador, Somalia, and Haiti.
Lester joined MSNBC in the year 2000. For the first three years, he worked as a substitute anchor for Today and NBC Nightly News. He was named the permanent host of the show Weekend Today. This was after the sudden death of David Bloom.
In the year 2007, he was named as the host of NBC Nightly News Weekend edition show. Lester at one point worked as a sports reporter. That was in 2008 Summer Olympics coverage.
In February 2015, he was named temporary anchor but was later confirmed as a permanent anchor in June 2015. This was after the suspension of Brian Williams. Although Brian Williams was reinstated, he was reassigned to different roles at MSNBC.
Lester has had many appearances in movies. Among the movies he has appeared in includes: Primal Fear (1996) and U.S Marshals of 1998. He has also has appeared in television shows. Among the shows include Due South’s Red, White or Blue episode; Warehouse 13’s ‘A New Hope’ Episode among others.
Lester bagged the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award in 1990. Holt also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University. In the year 2015, he was successfully elected and inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Lester Holt
Lester Holt has a net worth of $12 million. The main source of his income has mainly been through his career as a journalist. He has also earned a substantial income by appearing in both televisions shows and also in movies.
Lester Holt is an icon in the media industry. He lives in Manhattan, New York. He lives in the same house together with his whole family. During his free time, he enjoys playing his bass guitar. His son Stefan seemed to be following in his footsteps as he works for WMAQ-TV NBC5 as a news anchor.