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

  Crews plan search for Rusk County woman missing since September

Lindale residents raising concerns about music festival set for Saturday

  Fishing tournament set in honor of East Texas teen killed in car crash

  WEBXTRA: Woman arrested after police chase in Carthage

  7 Investigates: How chemicals infiltrated Craft-Turney Water Supply

Crews on scene of house fire in Kilgore

  Friend remembers Houston-area pilot killed in Harrison County plane crash

  2 hospitalized after car flips, lands in Smith County lake

  Camp V Tyler hopes to offer East Texas veterans a one-stop shop for respite and resources

  Work expected to start soon on campus for East Texas veterans

  Albers on the job as new Wood County Criminal District Attorney

  WEBXTRA: Newly-appointed Wood County district attorney discusses taking office, new role

  Smith County sheriff: 90 gambling machines, cash seized during search of game rooms

  Tyler business owner expresses concerns about drainage project set to start in March

Oversized load pulls down power lines, closes U.S. 69 in Rusk

  Tyler firefighters conduct smoke detector blitz in neighborhood reeling from fatal fire

  Alleged Henderson shooter’s vehicle impounded, being searched by officials

  Kilgore KFC murderer eligible for parole

  East Texas elections administrators named in voter discrimination lawsuits

Driver airlifted to hospital after car collides with train in Carthage