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

Elections administrator disputes claims that hospitalized Smith Co. man was denied right to vote

  Two known Legionnaires’ patients were in the same part of Harvey Hall

1 injured in Gregg County gas station shooting; suspect at large

  WEBXTRA: City of Tyler installs first round of new downtown parking meters

  Commissioners declare Smith County 'sanctuary county’ for gun rights

  WEBXTRA: Veterans tour the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum

  Heroes Flight: East Texas veterans observe Changing of the Guard, wreath laying

  WEBXTRA: Brookshire’s Heroes Flight prepare for eventful Day 2

  HEROES FLIGHT: An emotional first day for the veterans

  Candlelight vigil held for missing Kilgore woman

  TJC holds graduation ceremony for 30th Basic Peace Officer Class

  East Texas teen killed in wreck to be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank

  WEBXTRA: East Texas teen killed in wreck to be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank

Carthage High School teacher, coach dies after battle with cancer

  Smith County ESD No. 2 seeks sales tax to pay for additional staff

5th case of infant botulism confirmed in East Texas

  Tyler Gold Run raises awareness for childhood cancer

  Longview man helping with flood rescue efforts in southeast Texas

PATH celebrates 2019 Community Impact honorees

  Ham radio operators prepare to help if Imelda disrupts traditional communication channels

  12th Court of Criminal Appeals hears oral arguments at TJC for Constitution Day

Smith County commissioners declare Deaf Awareness Week

  Several East Texas counties at ‘high risk’ for wildfires

  WEBXTRA: Several East Texas counties at ‘high risk’ for wildfires

  WEBXTRA: Texas Southern University transforms basketball arena for democratic presidential debate

  Witnesses recall moments leading up to deputy-involved shooting in Nacogdoches County

  Longview woman praises nephew’s quick thinking during apartment fire

  U.S. Census Bureau to open regional office, hire thousands of East Texans

  Tyler’s proposed budget includes changes for city’s fire department

  Smith County fire marshal gives update on dry conditions; no burn ban issued