Lester Holt Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Lester Holt is an award-winning American journalist and news anchor who is well-known as the presenter of NBC Nightly News (2015-Present) and Dateline NBC (2011-Present). He has more than 600k followers on Twitter and more than 200k followers on Instagram and Facebook.

Born Name

Lester Don Holt Jr.

Nick Name

Iron Pants

Sun Sign


Born Place

San Francisco, California, United States




Journalist, News Anchor


  • Father – Lester Don Holt, Sr.
  • Mother – June DeRozario
  • Siblings – He has 3 older siblings.




6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Lester has dated –

  1. Carol Hagen (1982-Present) – The Dateline host is married to real estate agent Carol Hagen since 1982. They have 2 sons together – Cameron Holt, who works as a financial analyst and Stefan Holt, who is a journalist and news anchor like his father.

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White, Black, Asian)

He has African-American ancestry on his father’s side and is of English, African-Jamaican, and Indian descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color


However, his hair has streaks of gray due to his advanced age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep voice



Lester Holt Favorite Things

  • Episode Of The Office – Diversity Day
  • Food – Enchiladas
  • Olympic Host Cities – Athens, Vancouver
  • Vacation Spot – Paris
  • Cuisine – Mexican

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Lester Holt Facts

  1. He became the first solo anchor of African-American descent to host a weekday network nightly newscast when he took over the hosting duties of NBC Nightly News from Brian Williams in 2015.
  2. He plays the bass guitar as a way to relieve stress.
  3. Holt moderated the first Presidential debate of 2016 with candidates and . He received widespread acclaim for challenging and fact-checking the false claims made by Trump.

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Facts of Lester Holt

  • full nameLester Holt
  • Date of Birth March 08, 1959
  • Age 62 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • weight76 kg
  • height6 ft 2 in

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