Lester Holt Ethnicity, Salary And Bio: Facts To Know About 1st Presidential Debate Moderator

Lester Holt Ethnicity, Salary And Bio: Facts To Know About 1st Presidential Debate Moderator
NBC Nightly New Anchor Lester Holt (born March 8, 1959; still a comparatively young man with many more years in the cauldron of breaking news throughout the United States and overseas) Ninian Reid CC BY 2.0

American television anchor Lester Holt has been selected as the moderator for the first presidential debate between nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


In the lead-up to one of the most anticipated events of the presidential race, Holt, as part of his preparation, has called on his colleagues at NBC for advice. The host’s debate team has plotted questions and responses should either of the candidates deviate from answering the truth.

Holt, host of NBC Nightly News weekday edition and Dateline NBC, will be solely responsible for the questions asked, according to commission rules.

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Lester Holt: Career highlights

As reported by CNN, his panel of counselors, as he gears up for what could be considered as the biggest night of his career, included the likes of NBC News and MSNBC chairman Andy Lack, NBC News president Deborah Turness, and the news division’s senior vice president of editorial, Janelle Rodriguez.

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According to Salary And Net Worth, Holt made his way in the field of journalism in 1981 when he worked as a WCBS-TV reporter in New York City. Some of his subsequent stints included working as a weekend anchor and reporter for KNXT in Los Angeles, returning as a reporter to WCBS-TV, and anchor for the evening news at Chicago’s WBBM-TV.

He moved to MSNBC in 2000 and was selected as a substitute anchor for Today and NBC Nightly News within three years. He became the permanent host of NBC Night News weekend edition in 2007.

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Lester Holt: Net worth

In February 2015, he was selected as the temporary anchor for NBC Nightly News weeknight edition. He was named a permanent host of the show in June 2015.

Over the years of his career, he also worked as a sports announcer and entertainment segment host, and has been involved in scientific documentaries.

According to What Net Worth, Holt’s annual net worth is $12 million.

He currently lives in New York with his wife, Carol Hagen, and two kids, Cameron and Stefan.

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  • 1G25

    You left out “uppity puke.”

  • ronfeggio .

    Lester is not a law professor. He was wrong about stop and frisk. It is used today when an officer has reasonable cause. He had no business asserting that stop and frisk is unconstitutional.