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

  Gregg County commissioner indicted for alleged vote harvesting scheme will stay in office for now

  City reduces minimum home size for incentive program to attract builders to north Tyler

  County jails faced with overcrowding problem due to effects of pandemic

Texas restaurants, other businesses allowed to open at 75% capacity beginning Monday

  Panola County men create social distancing solution for sporting events

  East Texas firefighters gain invaluable experience while responding to California wildfires

  ‘Cancer is not cancelled’: 2020 Tyler Gold Run goes virtual

  WEBXTRA: East Texas schools reiterate guidelines for fans after UIL warning

  WEBXTRA: Donations for people affected by Hurricane Laura are being accepted at the Kilgore police department

  Superintendent: Longview ISD COVID-19 testing plan would require parental consent

Longview ISD board OKs developing plan for COVID-19 testing at schools

  WEBXTRA: East Texas Chapter of American Red Cross prepares for possible local effects of Hurricane Laura

  East Texas emergency management officials prepare vital radio equipment ahead of tropical weather

  Tyler doctor, task force member backs CDC guidance on no test being needed to return to work, school

  University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler professors researching convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19

Highway 315 blocked in Rusk County following wreck

  Construction underway on bee observatory at Tyler Rose Garden

Panola County elections administrator, AgriLife secretary accused of stealing 4-H funds

  WEBXTRA: Residents go fishing at senior living center in Longview

  Face shields, virtual learning, and hand sanitizer: East Texas teachers prepare for unique first day of school

  Nurses working in UT Health East Texas COVID-19 ICU: “We’re still here”

  Smith County leads East Texas in Census self-response rates; Sabine County ranks lowest

Panola County Courthouse reopens following temporary closure due to COVID-19 cases

Smith County enters agreement to allow NET Health contact tracers to work out of courthouse annex

  At-home learning increases interest in private tutors ahead of upcoming school year

  Tyler ISD high school name changes estimated to cost around $330K, local organization raising funds

  NET Health continues contact tracing efforts, ‘overwhelmed’ with number of active cases

  Historic Moment: Tyler ISD board votes 7-0 to change names of John Tyler, Robert E. Lee high schools

  WEBXTRA: Jackson wins bid to replace outgoing 114th District Court judge

  WEBXTRA: Valdez defeats incumbent for top law enforcement seat in Rusk County