Lester Holt

Lester Holt

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Birthday: Mar 08, 1959

Birthplace: Marin County, California, USA

Decades of experience as a television journalist and reporter led to Lester Holt's assumption of the anchor chair for "NBC Nightly News" (NBC, 1970- ) and other high-profile news assignments. Born Lester Don Holt, Jr. on March 8, 1959 in Marin County, California, he majored in government at California State University, Sacramento, and began his journalism career reading the news between disc jockey assignments at a country and western radio station. Holt moved to television in 1981, working as a reporter and weekend anchor for CBS affilatiates throughout the country, including a 14-year stint at WBBM-TV in Chicago. He joined MSNBC in 2000 and assumed the substitute anchor chair for the "NBC Nightly News" and "Today" (NBC, 1952- ) within three years' time. His duties soon expanded to fulltime co-anchor of "Weekend Today" (NBC, 1987- ) and anchor for the weekend edition of "NBC Nightly News." For much of the next decade, Holt was one of NBC's most dependable journeymen journalists, hosting everything from its primetime investigation series "Dateline NBC" (NBC, 1992- ) to sports coverage for the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2013, Holt took over as anchor for the "Nightly News" during Brian Williams' suspension for exaggerating a story about his coverage of the Iraq War. Williams was eventually reassigned to MSNBC, paving the way for Holt to become the permanent nighttime anchor. His newfound position made him NBC's choice to moderate the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in 2016, as well as the first and most contentious presidential debate between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump that same year.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media Unknown (Character) - 2018

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No Score Yet No Score Yet NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Anchor 2015-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt: Kids Edition Anchor 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline NBC Host,
Anchor
2010-2021 1992
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2018-2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic Anchor 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2019 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate Anchor 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest,
Anchor
2018 2014-2016
No Score Yet 20% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline: On Assignment Anchor 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline on TLC Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline on ID Host 2008-2015
77% 76% House of Cards Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Channel 8 News Anchor (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline: Real Life Mysteries Host 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock Lester Holt (Guest Star) 2010-2011 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline: Mystery Host 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Planes Crash Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999

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