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Lester Holt

Lester Holt was born on March 8, 1959 in Marin County, California, USA as Lester Don Holt Jr. He is known for his work on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970), Dateline NBC (1992) and Mystery of the Crystal Skulls (2008). He has been married to Carol Hagen since May 8, 1982. They have two children. See full bio »

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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Himself - Anchor / Himself - Correspondent / Himself - Weekend Anchor / Himself - Substitute Anchor / Anchor
Dateline NBC
Dateline NBC Himself - Host / Himself / Himself - Correspondent / Himself - Anchor / Himself - Correspodent / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Finding Booker's Place") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Path of Destruction") / Host
Mystery of the Crystal Skulls
2012: Startling New Secrets


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 2015 House of Cards (TV Series)
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- Chapter 39 (2015) ... Lester Holt
 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Channel 8 News Anchor
- October Surprise (2013) ... Channel 8 News Anchor
 2012 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
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- A New Hope (2012) ... Lester Holt
 2007-2011 30 Rock (TV Series)
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- Floyd (2010) ... Lester Holt
- Hiatus (2007) ... Lester Holt
- Cleveland (2007) ... Lester Holt
 1997-1999 Early Edition (TV Series)
- Fate (1999) ... Newscaster (uncredited)
- Second Sight (1998) ... Newscaster (uncredited)
- Jenny Sloane (1997) ... Newscaster (uncredited)
 1998 U.S. Marshals
Television News Anchor (uncredited)
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
- The Day of the Rope (1997) ... Anchorman (uncredited)
 1996 Due South (TV Series)
Channel 2 Newscaster / Himself
- Red, White or Blue (1996) ... Channel 2 Newscaster / Himself (uncredited)
 1996 Primal Fear
WBBM Anchor (as Lester D. Holt)
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (43 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Lester D. Holt


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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His son, Stefan Holt, anchors the morning news in Chicago, where Lester used to be an anchor. On November 23, 2012, when visiting his son for Thanksgiving, Lester co-anchored the NBC morning news in Chicago with his son. See more »


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