LESTER Holt is primarily known for his work as the news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.
Holt was the first African-American to solo anchor a weekday network nightly newscast.
NBC anchor Lester Holt and his wife Carol Hagen have been married since 1982[/caption]
Who is Lester Holt’s wife Carol Hagen?
Holt and his wife Carol Hagen’s have been married since May 1982.
The couple reportedly met in 1980 when Hagen was a flight attendant – and Holt was a student at California State University.
Hagen, 62, is a licensed real estate agent and entrepreneur.
Throughout the years, Holt has expressed his profound love for Hagen.
Holt and Hagen have two son together, Stefan and Cameron[/caption]
“I love her to death, she has been so wonderful, she knows this job is going to bring a lot of late-night phone calls, but she’s there for me and that means an awful lot,” Holt told Extra TV in 2015.
The couple have two sons together, Stefan and Cameron.
Their son Stefan was the morning news anchor at the NBC-owned WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
In 2016, Stefan moved to the same floor as his father’s Nightly News when he joined WNBC.
Why is Lester Holt trending?
Holt began trending on social media after he pressed Vice President Kamala Harris on why she has yet to visit the US–Mexico border – despite being put in charge of the nation’s migrant crisis.
Amid her two-day visit to Guatemala and Mexico to address the ongoing surge of migration at the US’ southern border, Harris sat down with NBC’s Holt for an interview set to air the night of June 8.
“We are not going to see an immediate return. But we’re going to see progress,” Harris said.
“The real work is going to take time to manifest itself. Will it be worth it? Yes. Will it take some time? Yes.”
In an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris, set to air the night of June 8, Holt pressed the VP on why she has yet to visit the US-Mexico border[/caption]
Holt quickly pressed Harris over her refusal to visit the border ever since she’s been put in charge by President Joe Biden.
“The question that has come up and you heard it here and you’ll hear it again I’m sure, is, ‘Why not visit the border? Why not see what Americans are seeing in this crisis?’” Holt asked.
“Well, we are going to the border,” Harris responded.
“We have to deal with what’s happening at the border, there’s no question about that. That’s not a debatable point.
“But we have to understand that there’s a reason people are arriving at our border and ask what is that reason and then identify the problem so we can fix it.”
Later on in the interview, the NBC News anchor circled back to the topic, challenging Harris on her personal absence from the border.
Holt pressed VP Harris on her refusal to visit the US-Mexico border since being put in charge of the influx of migrants attempting to cross the US southern border[/caption]
“Do you have any plans to visit the border?” Holt asked.
“At some point, you know, we are going to the border,” Harris replied.
“We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.”
Holt shot back: “You haven’t been to the border.”
“And I haven’t been to Europe!” Harris said with an awkward laugh.
“And I mean—I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”
Meanwhile, Holt pointed out that it wasn’t just Republicans urging Harris to visit the border, noting that Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX) has repeatedly called on the Biden administration to visit the region.
Vice President Harris awkwardly laughed off Holt’s question about her not having visited the border[/caption]
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“I care about what’s happening at the border,” Harris contended.
“I’m in Guatemala because my focus is dealing with the root causes of migration.
“There may be some who think that that is not important, but it is my firm belief that if we care about what’s happening at the border, we better care about the root causes and address them. And so that’s what I’m doing.”