22 Facts About Lester Holt

1. Lester Holt landed himself a job in his career field in 1981.

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2. Lester Holt went to Cordova High School situated in Rancho Cordova after which he graduated in 1977.

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3. Lester Holt was promoted to become a permanent news anchor with the NBC in June 2015.

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4. Lester Holt has moonlighted as an actor, appearing as a TV journalist in such films as The Fugitive and Primal Fear.

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5. At a young age, Lester Holt discovered an interest in broadcasting.

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6. Lester Holt was joined in studio by his son Cameron and via satellite by Stefan.

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7. Lester Holt is married to Carol Hagen-Holt, who is a real estate salesperson in New York.

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8. Lester Holt hosted other special shows for NBC and helped cover the sports desk during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

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9. Lester Holt got his first shot at the anchor desk when, in 2000, an Air France Concorde crashed after take-off near Paris.

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10. Lester Holt was born on March 8, 1959, in San Francisco to Lester and June Holt.

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11. Lester Holt was so driven to get into journalism that he talked his way into an internship at Sacramento-area television station KCRA while still in high school.

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12. Lester Holt was the lead daytime anchor for Decision 2000, MSNBC's coverage of the 2000 presidential election.

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13. Lester Holt dropped out of college to work as a reporter for the CBS radio affiliate in San Francisco.

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14. Lester Holt took over the seat from Williams in June 2015, the show said.

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15. Lester Holt is the anchor, and Jenn Suozzo is the executive producer.

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16. Lester Holt said goodbye to Chicago in February 2016, when WNBC hired him to anchor a new 4 pm broadcast.

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17. Lester Holt is a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science in 2009.

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18. On March 8, 2017, Lester Holt announced that he and wife Morgan are announcing their first child.

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19. Lester Holt appeared on the episode "Cleveland" of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

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20. On May 9, 2007, Lester Holt was named anchor of the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News, anchoring the show for eight years before replacing Brian Williams as permanent anchor of the weekday edition.

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21. Lester Holt spent 19 years with CBS, as a reporter, anchor, and international correspondent.

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22. Lester Holt graduated from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in 1977 and majored in government at California State University, Sacramento, though he never graduated.

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