Blake Holland

Blake Holland

KLTV 7 Anchor/Reporter

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.

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Recent Articles by Blake

  Camp V Tyler requests Smith County have presence at planned veterans support facility

Officials: Three dead in head-on collision near Carthage

  Carthage community gathers to pray for police chief battling health problems

  East Texas veteran has trouble renewing driver’s license under new rule

  Still no verdict in Mineola murder trial; jury to return at 9 a.m.

  7 Investigates: Health officials confirm three cases of infant botulism in East Texas

  Testimony resumes for fifth day of Mineola murder trial

  Prosecution rests in murder trial of Mineola man who shot teen at store

  Mineola murder trial: Jury watches surveillance video from night of EZ Mart shooting

  Mineola murder trial continues; surveillance video expected to be shown

  Witnesses to shooting testify as Jason Walters murder trial continues

  Murder trial of Mineola man who shot teen enters second day of testimony

  Testimony underway in trial against Mineola man accused of killing teen

  Proper tree maintenance could reduce property damage during storms

  ‘Stolen script’ lawsuit filed by former Wiley College professor moved to California

  Elkhart city council considers bringing back police department or hiring city marshal

  East Texas infant treated for rare case of infant botulism

  Pipeline blowout near Panola County Airport lighting up the sky

  Smith County budget proposal includes pay increases, infrastructure improvements

  Judge sets execution date for man who shot, killed 2 Henderson County deputies

City of Alto tornado debris cleanup rescheduled

  Two months later: Tornado recovery continues in Alto and Cherokee County

  East Texas plumbers plan to attend rally in Austin over licensing

  TxDOT, DPS urge motorists to secure cargo to keep roads safe

  Bike and Build pedals through East Texas en route to California

  East Texas plumbers react to potential deregulation: ‘We can’t allow this to happen’

  Panola County Sheriff on search for Lauren Thompson: ‘We are not giving up’

  Suspect releases gun, surrenders to Tyler police; residents allowed to return home

  Tornado outbreak: NWS says this storm season busier than usual

  National Weather Service: 3 tornadoes touched down in Canton area