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Lester Holt

Journalist / Musician / News Presenter | * 03/08/1959 (62) | Marin County, California (United States of America (USA))
Lester Don Holt Jr. (born March 8, 1959) 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. Holt followed in the career footsteps of Max Robinson, an ABC News evening co-anchor, and Holt became 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 by The Washington Post columnists for his role in fact-checking false statements. While NBC Nightly News was the top ranked evening news program during the Tom Brokaw era and Brian Williams era for over 30 years, ratings dropped to second place after Holt began as anchor. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Comedies | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Lester Holt

California Hall of Fame Journalist of The Year

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Movies with Lester Holt as Actor(10)

as himself2020 Obama
as Self (archive footage)2017 Get Me Roger Stone
as Himself - Host2008 Mystery of the Crystal Skulls
as himself2008 Witness to Jonestown
as WBBM Anchor1996 Primal Fear
as Newscaster1993 The Fugitive

TV Shows/Series with Lester Holt as Actor(4)


Full Name: Lester Holt
Born: Sunday, 03/08 1959 (March) in Marin County, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 62 years + 195 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Educated at: California State University, Sacramento, Cordova High School
Other names for Lester Holt (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Lester Don Holt, Jr."
Lester Holt frequently works together with these people:
Tina Fey (5x, Actress)
Martina McBride (5x, Actress)
Daniel DiMauro (5x, Crew)
Steve Buscemi (4x, Actor)
Molly Shannon (4x, Actress)
Conan O'Brien (4x, Actor)
Andy Richter (4x, Actor)
Matt Birman (4x, Actor)
John Riggi (4x, Crew)
Angelica Lisk-Hann (4x, Actress)
Bernadette Couture (4x, Actress)
Jeff Richmond (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:125867, Added: 06/28/2018, Last updated: 09/02/2021