Queries On Lester Holt's Ethnic Background, Height & Glasses Answered
Widely distinguished as the first Black person to anchor a weekday network nightly newscast, Lester Holt has been a powerful name in the media industry. From moderating presidential debates to raising race and criminal justice issues, the NBC Nightly News anchor has had a firm footing in broadcast news.
But apart from his exploits as a journalist, Holt is also a subject of interest for his multiracial ethnic background and his impeccable taste in fashionable eyewear among many of his viewers.
Holt Setting the Trend for Fashionable Eyewear
The distinguished journalist Holt shares a keen sense of fashion when it comes to his eyewear.
According to The Eye Bar, Holt was reportedly seen wearing both Lunor and Robert Marck in his shows. Therefore, Holt's choice of brands for his preferred eyewear has also been a trending question on Twitter.
The Today outlet reported in April 2018 that he sports French handmade glasses from the popular Optical brand, Robert Marc. The brand is famous for producing glasses made only from top-quality materials. The Robert Marc brand is also popular for its complementary patterns and colors.
Even his colleagues can't help but wear Lester's glasses to post a picture or two on social media. A fellow NBC correspondent, Jenna Wolfe, had also once donned his dark-rimmed glasses and flaunted it on Twitter.
Similarly, his fans have also occasionally showered their love towards Holt's eyewear. One of his followers wrote that she wanted one of Holt's pair of glasses for Christmas.
He Is Very Healthy in His 60s
Aging like fine wine, Holt is still in top shape at the age of 62. With his occupation's demanding lifestyle, he has opted for a healthier way of living to keep himself fit for his job.
Currently standing tall at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.8 meters), as per Healthy Celeb, he has maintained a healthy body weight of 71 kg or 156 pounds.
A healthy routine has helped Holt maintain a good physique, as he occasionally provides glimpses of his regular Friday workout sessions to his followers.
Holt's Family Heritage Traces Back to Jamaica
Holt was born an American in the state of California in the Marin County of San Francisco on March 8, 1959. Born to his parents, Lester Don Holt Sr. and June DeRozario, he was the youngest of the bunch.
His father, Lester Don Holt Sr., was of African American descent, while his mother, June DeRozario, was of Jamaican descent.
To reconnect with his roots, the journalist traveled to Jamaica with his mother in a 2007 segment of NBC News Today.
Together with his mother, Holt visited the house where his maternal grandmother was born and raised. This journey had a significant emotional impact on both him and his mother.
In the video, Holt defines his experience as an emotional discovery. Viewers can see him and his mother shed tears of joy and longing as they reflect upon their family background.
He Is about to Be a Grandfather of Three
Holt, who has two children, Stefan Holt and Cameron Holt, from his marriage with his wife Carol Hagen, is going to be a grandfather for the third time.
His previous two grandchildren are Henry, 3, and Samuel, 1, both of whom are sons of Holt's son Stefan, an anchor at NBC's Chicago affiliate.
And it was Stefan who is again going to bless Holt with another grandchild. Stefan announced through Instagram on May 11, 2021, that he will be welcoming his third child with his wife, Morgan Holt.