Blake Holland

Blake Holland


East Texas

Blake Holland anchors East Texas News at 5, KLTV 7 News at 6, and is 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

  Smith County democratic chairman has no plans of resigning despite demands from party members

Kilgore College Rangerettes to be featured in virtual Inaugural Parade

Panola College health science students help Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy give COVID-19 vaccines

  East Texans struggle to find available doses of COVID-19 vaccine

  WEBXTRA: Dallas couple gets COVID-19 vaccine in East Texas; struggled to find available doses in metroplex

  1 adult, 3 children die in Smith County house fire

  House, vehicles damaged in Tyler after snow brings tree down

More than 75,000 East Texas homes are experiencing power outages in wake of winter storm

  East Texan goes to D.C. for Trump rally, shocked by invasion of U.S. Capitol building

  Carthage community remembers pastor, law enforcement chaplain who died from COVID-19 complications

  Prayer gathering today for congregation to mourn loss of pastor, friend

  Brookshire Brothers pharmacies working to keep up with demand for COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine clinic links meant for targeted groups causing confusion in East Texas

Community, law enforcement remember fallen Panola County deputy on one-year anniversary of his death

  East Texas pharmacies ask for patience as demand increases for COVID-19 vaccine

  Exit interview: Jeff Warr looks back on time as Smith County commissioner

Thousands of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to be delivered in East Texas this week

  Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Tyler grocery store pharmacies

State prioritizes those at greatest risk for COVID-19 complications in next round of vaccinations

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives at 3 East Texas hospitals

  East Texas frontline heroes roll up their sleeves to get COVID-19 vaccine

  First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Gregg County

  Warner Bros. decision could impact East Texas movie theatres

  East Texas health care workers receive first COVID-19 vaccines in area

  COVID-19 vaccines arrive at UT Health North Campus

First doses of COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive at Tyler hospital on Tuesday

  Pfizer sends COVID-19 vaccine supplies to East Texas hospital ahead of authorization

  All counties in NET Health area experiencing ‘substantial community spread’ of COVID-19

  East Texas hospitals could receive thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses as early as next week

  Will masks be a thing of the past after the COVID-19 vaccine?