Lester Don Holt Jr. is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. On June 18, 2015, Holt was made the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News following the demotion of Brian Williams, making him the first African-American to solo anchor a weekday network nightly newscast. Holt is also known for his moderation of the first Presidential debate of 2016, and was praised for his role in fact-checking false statements.
|Born:||Lester Don Holt Jr, March 8, 1959, San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Education:||Cordova High School|
|Alma mater:||California State University, Sacramento|
|Occupation:||Journalist, news anchor, musician|
|Employer:||National Amusements (1981–2000), General Electric (2000–2013), Comcast (2013–present)|
|Notable credit(s):||NBC Nightly News weeknight anchor (2015–present), Weekend Today co-anchor (2003–2015), NBC Nightly News weekend anchor (2007–2015), Dateline NBC anchor (2011–present)|
|Salary:||$4.5 million (2015)|
|Television:||CBS News (1981–2000), NBC News (2000–present)|
|Term:||Anchor of NBC Nightly News|
|Political party:||Republican (2003-2018), Independent (2018-)|
|Children:||2, including Stefan Holt|
|Twitter:||Lester Holt's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Lester Holt's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Lester Holt's IMDb|
About Lester Holt
News anchor and journalist who is noted for his work on NBC, serving as co-anchor on Weekend Today from 2003 to 2015. He became a Dateline NBC anchor in 2011 and in 2015, he became the first African-American host of NBC Nightly News.
He started his career on air as a disc jockey for a radio station.
He has two children with his wife, Carol, one of whom became a morning news anchor in Chicago.
He co-anchored with David Bloom on the news show Weekend Today.
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