Lester Holt

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Date of Birth March 8, 1959
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Lester Holt

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
Years active: 1981–present
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
Predecessor: Brian Williams
Political party: Republican (2003-2018), Independent (2018-)
Children: 2, including Stefan Holt
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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.

Before Fame

He started his career on air as a disc jockey for a radio station.

Achievement

He served as an NBC News and MSNBC correspondent from 2000 to 2003. He moderated the first debate of the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Family Life

He has two children with his wife, Carol, one of whom became a morning news anchor in Chicago.

Associations

He co-anchored with David Bloom on the news show Weekend Today.

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