Lester Holt

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Born: 03/08/1959 in Marin County, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

48 Hours Mystery 1987 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Dateline NBC 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Anchor

Early Edition 1999 - 2000, 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

A Toast to 2014! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Center with Brian Williams 2012 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Warehouse 13 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killing Bin Laden 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

Secrets of Seal Team 6 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

30 Rock 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dateline: Presidential Inauguration Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Living With Michael Jackson 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery of the Crystal Skulls 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

The Bermuda Triangle: Startling New Secrets 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Newsfront 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

WBBM Anchor (Actor)

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Newscaster (Actor)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

Newscaster (Actor)

EDUCATION

California State University

Milestones

2015

Interim hosting duties of "NBC Nightly News" became permanent anchor assignment after Brian Williams' reassignment

2008

Served as host of "Dateline"

2003

Became "Weekend Today" co-anchor

2000

Joined MSNBC as a reporter/anchor

1981

Covered first television news assignments as a reporter for WCBS-TV

Bonus Trivia

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Awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award in 1990

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Holds honorary doctorates from both Pepperdine and his alma mater, California State University, Sacramento

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Like many news anchors, Holt has appeared as himself or as a news anchor in numerous films, including "The Fugitive" and its sequel, "U.S. Marshals." He also appeared in a number of television shows, most notably two episodes of "30 Rock."

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Served as announcer for the Westminster Dog Show from 2006 to 2008.

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Plays bass guitar.

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Donald Trump complained about Holt's appointment to moderator for the first 2016 presidential debate, claiming that Holt could not unbiased because he was a Democrat. However, Holt is a registered Republican.

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