Insight Into NBC Lester Holt's Family Life With Wife & Children!

Insight Into NBC Lester Holt's Family Life With Wife & Children!

The longtime NBC News anchor, Lester Holt, has been able to amass huge success professionally. Likewise, he has been relishing an enthralling family life behind the screen.

You might have seen Lester on your television screen quite often but do you know about his personal life? If not, this article might be a treat for you as here is all that you wish to know about American journalist Lester Holt.

Lester Holt’s Wife

The NBC Nightly News anchor, Lester Holt, is married to Hagen-Holt. His beautiful wife Hagen is a New York-based licensed real estate salesperson. Hagen, who loves modern designs, has also worked in the travel industry.

Blissfully Married For Almost Four Decades!

Lester and his beautiful wife, Carol Hagen, have been married for almost four decades. The lovebirds tied the knot back in 1982 and have been together as husband and wife for 38 long years.

Do you know the secret behind their strong and blissful married life? Well, during an interview with Extra TV back in June 2015, the news anchor revealed that laughing together has made their relationship strong. He explained,

“We laugh a lot, we really do. I can be silly, she can be sillier. We just laugh through things and we know that everything, tough times will be a story at some point, and boy have I put her through some tough times with this job.”

Hagen has always been with Lester through every thick and thin. She is very supportive as a wife and understands how difficult and time-consuming her husband’s job can be.

How They Met?

It was in 1980 when Lester met the love of his life. During that time, he was a student at California State University and Hagen was a flight attendant.

The couple eventually fell in love and began dating. Sharing her initial dating life with Sactown Magazine, Carol revealed that she fell in love with the guy who wasn't the TV guy but a guy with the scanner in his car, running around and covering storied. 

After being in the relationship for a couple of years, the duo got married in a beautiful wedding ceremony.

By the time when Lester and his girlfriend got married, he was working in New York City. He was then promoted form MSNBC to Weekend Today.

How Many Children Does Lester Holt Have?

Together for 40-long years, Lester and his wife Hagen are parents and grandparents. They have two sons named Stefan and Cameron.

Their son Stefan Holt is the graduate of Pepperdine University and has followed his father’s footsteps. Stefan is into the news business where he has worked as an anchor in West Palm Beach, Chicago, WNBC, and NBC Nightly.

Stefan Holt Family

Similarly, their son Cameron is a graduate of Stanford University. According to his LinkedIn page, he currently works at Morgan Stanley as an Equity Derivatives Trader.

Stefan has two children. When Stefan and his wife, Morgan, welcomed their first child- a son named Morgan, Lester and his wife Hagen became grandparents for the first time. The couple then welcomed their second child- a son named Samuel on June 5, 2019.

Short Wiki

  • Lester Holt was born as Lester Don Holt Jr. in 1959 in San Francisco, California. His birthday is on the 8th of March. He is currently at the age of 61.
  • Lester was born as the youngest child of his parents. He was born to father, Lester Don Holt, Sr., and mother, June (DeRozario).
  • His father, Lester Sr., was employed as an aircraft maintenance technician, and his job took him to various locations, spanning from Los Angeles to North Africa and Vietnam.
  • For his education, Lester attended Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova from where he graduated in the year 1977. He then joined California State University, Sacramento, to major in government but he never graduated.
  • Lester has worked as an anchor, reporter, and international correspondent for CBS for 19-long years. He joined MSNBC in 2000 and NBC News in 2003. Lester is known as an anchor for NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.
  • As of 2020, Lester Holt has a huge net worth of $35 million. Similarly, his salary is estimated to be $10 million annually.