Lester Don Holt Jr. is an American based journalist who works as a news anchor for the Weekday version of NBC Nightly News and also for the Dateline NBC. He became a permanent anchor on NBC Nightly News in the year 2015, which makes him first American who anchor weekday Network Nightly newscast alone. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Lester Holt in the year 2019.
Early Life and Biography
Lester was born on March 8, 1959, in Marin County, California, the United States to Father Lester Don Holt, Sr. and mother June. He belongs to a Jamaican Background. He completed his studies from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in the year 1977. Also, he went to California State University, Sacramento for graduation but left it in between. In an interview, he said that my first job was actually as a disc jockey and a country and western station. He was good at hosting programs. He has hosted many cultural events in his school days.
Lester got married to Carol Hagen after starting his job at NBC. They spent some time together before marriage to know each other. Now, these couples have two sons Cameron and Stefan. His son Stefan also work on the same floor of NBC where he hosts the show. Lester loves to play the bass guitar which he learned during his college days. In an interview, he confirmed that in my free time I like to spend some time with my bass guitar. Now at the age of 59, he is a grandfather to a boy through his son Stefan. He loves to attend the church of Christ in Manhattan, New York.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Lester has spent most of his working years with CBS, as a reporter, anchor, and international correspondent. In the year 1981, he started working for the WCBS-TV in the New York City. Later in 1982, he became a news reporter and also a weekend anchor on the KNXT in the Los Angeles. This journey of promotions continued for him. Finally, he became Anchor and central host on the NBC program which made him vast and famous in the eyes of the people. He has been awarded by California State University, California Hall of fame and many other universities.
Net Worth and Earnings
Being a successful anchor and host on the NBC program, Lester has earned so much money by a considerable amount of salary. His estimated total net worth is $15 million with his annual earnings of $4.5 million. He lives a luxurious life which came to him through his hard work.
Lester Holt is a successful host and anchor in News world. He has achieved so much in his life through his dedication towards his work. He started by being a reporter, and now he is at the top of the NBC channel. He has a vast followers list on social media as well.