Blake Holland

Blake Holland is the anchor of East Texas News at 5 and a reporter for KLTV/KTRE. Blake grew up in Panola County and graduated from Carthage High School. His passion for news goes back to when he would make his own newscasts in his bedroom radio/TV studio. At age 14, he went to work part-time for KGAS Radio in Carthage. He had already been doing on-air work at the station since he was in elementary school. In high school, Blake started anchoring the station’s 5 p.m. newscast and also served as the news director. His reporting was not only heard throughout East Texas but also across the state on the Texas State Network. Blake received regional recognition for his reporting on the resentencing of infamous murderer Bernie Tiede. After high school, Blake attended the University of North Texas in Denton. While at UNT he served as the Assistant News Director of the award-winning campus television station. Blake was most recently an anchor and reporter for NewsRadio 1080 KRLD and the Texas State Network in Dallas. Blake was voted "Best Reporter" and "Best Radio Personality" in Panola County in both 2015 and 2016 by the readers of The Panola Watchman Newspaper. He was also the recipient of two Lone Star EMMY Student Production Awards in the fall of 2016 for his work at North Texas Television. Have a story you’d like Blake to share? Feel free to email him at

Recent Articles by Blake

  East Texas teachers react to proposed $5,000 pay increase

Investigators work to determine cause of Smith Co. house fire

Friend of missing Panola Co. woman: ‘Her babies need her'

WEBXTRA: Execution set for ETX man who beat 13- month old to death

Perryman: East Texas economy expected to grow faster than state

Report: Tyler has some of the lowest gas prices in Texas

What’s going around? Health professionals call it ‘the crud’

WEBXTRA: “The crud” is going around East Texas

Deer netting operation underway in Lake Fork neighborhood

7OnScene: Smith County Commissioners Court meets on Jan. 8

East Texas hospitals discuss new price transparency requirement

VIDEO: Police release surveillance video of armed robbery at Tyler gas station

East Texas officials sworn in on New Year’s Day

$1.24 million grant will allow GoBus to replace aging buses

Man shot in nose, suspect arrested

Commissioners revisit issue involving vacation time owed to jailers due to under-staffing

WEBXTRA: Smith County officials vote on vacation time owed to jailers

Neighbors raise concerns over starved, dead cows on Anderson County property

How the Grinch almost stole Christmas in Kilgore

WEB XTRA: How the Grinch almost stole Christmas in Kilgore