Why Was Lester Holt Not Present On The NBC Nightly Show? Health Updates

Lester was absent from tonight’s episode of the NBC nightly show, which left his fans wondering about his whereabouts. Some fans even started worrying about his health.


However, Lester has not addressed the issue yet & the media has also not covered his absence. He could be on leave for now or busy with his stuff.

Lester Holt during a photoshoot.
Lester Holt during a photoshoot.

There have been no reports about his health issues, so we can consider his health excellent. He does not seem sick & appears to be in his best health, so there is nothing to worry about the anchor.

He is also recognized for moderating the first Presidential debate in 2016 and for his part in erroneous fact-checking comments, which The Washington Post columnists complemented.

According to a 2018 survey, Holt is the most trusted TV news anchor in the United States. Holt was a CBS reporter, anchor, and overseas correspondent for 19 years.

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Lester Holt Family & Biography Explored

Holt was born on March 8, 1959, making him 65 years old. He was born in Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County, California, to June (DeRozario) & Lester Don Holt Sr., the youngest of four children.

His maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica. Canute DeRozario, his maternal grandfather, was born to an Indo-Jamaican ethnic background father from Calcutta, India, & an English-born White Jamaican mother.


Lester Holt with a co-worker.
Lester Holt with a co-worker.



May, his maternal grandmother, also born in Jamaica but reared in Harlem, New York, which was also the same city as his mother. However, His father was from Michigan & also had ties to Tennessee & was from a black ethnic background.

Holt comes from a mixed ethnic background & was grown up in different cultures & environments. 

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What Is Lester Holt’s Net Worth?

Journalist Lester is thought to have a net worth of $35 million; according to The Sun. Holt has been the lead anchor of Dateline NBC for several years and presented NBC Nightly News.

Holt has worked as a journalist for four decades, covering topics worldwide. He has covered over a dozen natural catastrophes, including Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath in 2005.

Holt was involved in moderating the first presidential debate of 2016, the most-watched in American history. He has won several Emmy Awards and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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