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

  Smith County commissioners weigh pros, cons of potential courthouse locations

  Nurse at scene of wheelchair wreck tells what she saw, how she tried to help

  Attorney representing family of Legionnaires’ victim: ‘The disease is highly preventable’

  Temporary injunction ‘invalidates’ votes for opponent in Smith County constable race

  Smith County judge gives update on public survey regarding plans for new courthouse

  East Texas woman finds biological parents using online DNA test

  Tyler woman who stole more than $100K from wedding venue gets 10 years in prison

  Invalid petition signatures may spell trouble in Smith County constable race

  Fire, faith, and forgiveness: East Texas church fires 10 years later

  New courthouse, road improvements among top goals for Smith Co. in 2020

  Smith County moves forward with new citizen alert system

  Police: Family received suspicious text messages before woman’s body was found in trunk of car

  WEBXTRA: Gary residents speak about fatal Panola County shooting incident

Jefferson police: Two teens injured in drive-by shooting

  WEBXTRA: Major renovations underway at Plaza Tower in downtown Tyler

  Officials fight Union Pacific lawsuit that threatens East Texas jobs

  East Texas artist turns downtown Tyler trash into work of art

  Former FBI agent brings counterterrorism, disaster response experience to Tyler ISD

  Bus driver in fatal Athens crash appears in court

  Smith County looks to ‘better performance’ in future elections

Smith County commissioners review November election problems

  Are East Texans correctly washing their hands during cold and flu season?

  Thieves steal Salvation Army donation kettle from Tyler Walmart

  Tyler mayor on Harvey Hall: ‘We’ve aggressively cleaned this building to where there’s no issue’

  Hunter discovers message in a bottle, reunites letter with Nacogdoches man 31 years later

  Kilgore Public Library looks to the future

  Harvey Hall Convention Center reopens, final test results still pending

City re-opens Harvey Hall

  City of Tyler explains closure of Harvey Hall following Legionnaires’ outbreak

  East Texas native flies fighter jet over Eagles stadium