Married to the host of NBC Nightly News Lester Holt, Carol Hagen is a former aviation flight attendant who currently earns a living as a real estate agent.
Carol met Lester during her days as a flight attendant. Their marriage is blessed with two kids named Stephan and Cameron Hagen.
6 Things You Need To Know About Carol Hagen
1. Marriage To Lester Holt
Carol is married to journalist Lester Holt. The pair met for the first time in 1980. Lester Holt was studying for a degree at the California State University when they met. The couple got married in 1982.
It is a rarity for a couple in the limelight to maintain such longevity in marriage. The couple has been married for an astonishing 38 years and remarkably there hasn’t been a whiff of any divorce or any scandal involving the couple.
Lester Holt worked as an anchor, reporter and correspondent for 19 years with CBS. He was employed in 1981, as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. By 1982, he was commissioned as a reporter and weekend anchor on KNXT in Los Angeles In 1986, Holt was moved to WBBM-TV in Chicago, where he anchored the Evening News for the next 14 years.
A widely traveled man, Lester has reported from Iraq, Haiti, Northern Ireland, Somalia and El Salvador. He was the moderator of the 2016 Presidential debates held on September 26, 2016. The debate is on record the most-watched debate in the history of the United States with 84 million viewers tuned in.
Holt also interviewed President Trump in May 2017 where the issue of the James Comey’s firing was discussed. The interview went on to garner huge political attention. He has also appeared in movies like The Fugitive, U.S. Marshals, and Primal Fear. He has had a very successful career with a jaw-dropping net worth of about $10 million.
2. Carol Hagen Job/Career
It is without a doubt that Carol Hagen came into the limelight when she got married to Lester Holt. However, she has not done badly for herself. She has worked in big cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York where she was a flight attendant. Carol is also a licensed real estate agent and property sales Rep. Her area of specialization involves helping clients relocate and maximize the sale-on or resale value.
Before her foray into the real estate business, she has previous stints in the travel industry, sales, and management. Aside from her real estate business, there are indications that she spends some time writing on her personal blog. The only social media account that she has a presence on remains Twitter were she currently has 435 followers.
3. Net Worth
She has basically lived in the shadow of her husband which is not such a very bad place to be. There currently isn’t any information about Carol Hagen’s Net worth or income. But we will have to judge her by the net worth of her husband which stands currently at $10 million.
The impressive looking Holt boys Stefan and Cameron have grown up to have impressive careers of their own. Stefan Holt did work at WMAQ-TV NBC5 Chicago as an anchor for the morning news. He graduated in 2009 from the Pepperdine University. He moved to WNBC in NYC 2016 so he could work with his father at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Carol Hagen’s other son Cameron Holt graduated with B.Sc. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University. He also holds an M.Sc. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Cameron currently works as an Equity Derivatives Trader at Morgan Stanley.
5. Height, Body Measurement
Carol Hagen is a tall woman, she stands at a height of about 185 cm which is about 6 feet 2 inches.
6. Travels And Vacation
When a couple has spent over three decades together in marriage, there must be something they are definitely doing right. In an interview, Carol and Lester were asked about the secret of their marital longevity and their response was that laughter was a key part of their life. The couple has alluded to the fact that they make conscious efforts to have fun together.
In 2013, the couple was in Chicago together even though their time was interrupted when Lester had to leave to cover the raging tornado in Oklahoma. In 2016, the couple was spotted at the Rio Olympics in Brazil together.