Lester Holt Net Worth
Lester Holt Net Worth and salary: Lester Holt is an American news journalist and anchor who has a net worth of $25 million. He is best known for anchoring the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. He previously hosted the weekend versions of NBC's Today, (Weekend Today) and NBC Nightly News. For his various duties at NBC, Lester Holt earns an annual salary of $10 million.
Lester Holt was born March 8, 1959 on an Air Force base Marin County, California but was raised mostly in Sacramento. He majored in government at Cal State Sacrament but never actually graduated.
Holt began his broadcast career with CBS in 1981. He spent 19 years with the network. He worked in New York City for a year before moving to the west coast and the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles. Reporting and anchoring stints in New York and Chicago followed. While in Chicago, he served as anchor and news reporter, covering international and national stories. While in Chicago he also landed a small speaking role cameo in the 1993 Harrison Ford classic "The Fugitive". Lester's scene is at the very end of the movie when the exonerated Richard Kimball exits the hotel to a scrum of reporters. He appeared in the 1998 sequel "U.S. Marshals". He also had a cameo in 1996's "Primal Fear".
In 2000, Holt was poached by MSNBC. By 2005, he was substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today. By 2007, he was anchoring both the weekend edition of Today and the Nightly News. His work at NBC and NBC-owned stations includes stints with The History Channel and the SyFy channel.
Lester took over as host of NBC's weekday Nightly News show in 2015 after Brian Williams was removed following a scandal about embellished stories and reports.
He lives in New York City with his wife Carol and their two children. He's an avid musician, playing the bass guitar. Lester Holt was the recipient of the 1990 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his work on CBS's 48 Hours: No Place Like Home and the 2012 Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University. In 2015 he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Salary:||$10 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 8, 1959 (61 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, Musician, Actor, Newscaster|
|Nationality:||United States of America|