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Stefan Holt (born 1987) is an American journalist and television news anchor for WNBC-TV, the New York City flagship station of NBC-TV. He currently anchors the 4pm and 11pm news programs for the station.

Stefan Holt
EducationPepperdine University
Morgan Holt (m. 2012)

Early lifeEdit

Holt was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1987. His father, Lester Holt, was the main anchor for WBBM-TV.[1] His mother, the former Carol Hagen,[2] had worked as a flight attendant.[3]

Holt is a 2009 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. During his college years, he interned at KABC-TV in Los Angeles and NBC News in London.[1]


Holt’s first job was at WPBF, the ABC-TV affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida.[4] He joined the station in 2009 as a reporter and weekend news anchor.[1]

In 2011, Holt moved to NBC’s Chicago TV station WMAQ as a reporter and anchor. Eight months later he was named weekday news anchor for the 4:30am – 7am newscast.[1]

Holt was named anchor of the 4pm newscast on WNBC-TV in New York in 2016.[4] In 2017, Holt added duties as anchor of WNBC’s 11pm news. He took over from long-time anchor Chuck Scarborough.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Holt met his wife, Morgan, while both were attending Pepperdine University. They married at the college in 2012. In 2017, the couple announced the birth of their son, Henry, in New York City.[2]

Holt’s father, Lester Holt, is currently the anchor of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.[6] His mother, Carol Hagen-Holt, is a New York City real estate agent.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d Feder, Robert (2012-02-13). "NBC 5's Stefan Holt: Rising son in the morning". TimeOut Chicago.
  2. ^ a b Brosnan, Erica (2017-09-07). "Lester Holt becomes a grandfather after son Stefan welcomes first child". Newsday.
  3. ^ Meadows, Bob (2004-05-24). "National Newshound". People.
  4. ^ a b Battaglio, Stephen (2016-02-16). "Lester Holt's son joining NBC's New York station as afternoon anchor". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Kaplan, Don (2017-06-30). "WNBC anchor Chuck Scarborough leaving late-night job after 42 years for earlier shift". New York Daily News.
  6. ^ "People - Lester Holt". NBC Universal.
  7. ^ Halberg, Morgan (2017-08-03). "News Flash: Lester Holt Just Sold His Flatiron Abode". Observer.