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

  Preparing for the worst: East Texas hospitals, officials take action ahead of possible COVID-19 surge

Public Health Lab of East Texas low on critical component needed for COVID-19 testing

  State Sen. Hughes: Antimalarial drug being used on some COVID-19 patients in East Texas

  Smith County commissioners discuss COVID-19, Tyler’s role as healthcare hub

  East Texas native, her boyfriend recovering from COVID-19 in NYC

  VIDEO: Tyler doctor suspends COVID-19 testing due to growing delays in lab results

  Tyler, Smith County leaders decline to issue shelter-in-place order, urge residents to do their part

  Smith County judge expects more COVID-19 cases as testing ramps up

  VIDEO: State Sen. Hughes offers update on COVID-19 response

  Smith County Judge on COVID-19: ‘We do have community spread’

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stops Whitehouse man’s scheduled execution due to COVID-19

Sen. Hughes talks COVID-19: ‘This is real and this is serious’

DATA: How many hospital beds do East Texas counties have?

  ’God will get us through this:’ East Texas faith leaders react to COVID-19

  NET Health CEO discusses importance of social distancing to 'flatten the curve’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

  WATCH: East Texas health official shares information about testing, closures, cases in the area

  WATCH: East Texas News’ medical contributor discusses closure of venues across US

Oil Palace postpones weekend concert due to threat of COVID-19

  WATCH: East Texas agriculture teacher reacts to cancellation of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

  NET Health confirms case of COVID-19 in Gregg County

  Gregg County area health officials encourage coronavirus precautions

New manufacturer expected to bring more than 130 jobs to Smith County

UT Health Science Center at Tyler now ready to receive samples for COVID-19 testing

  WATCH: Dr. Ed Dominguez talks flu vs. coronavirus, handwashing vs. sanitizer

East Texas Catholic churches respond to COVID-19 with changes in Mass

  NET Health addresses Tyler testing center questions: ‘They are just the laboratory’

  Tyler Greyhound bus station moves several miles north to I-20

  Sen. John Cornyn visits Tyler to drum up vote

Know before you go: Voting begins with finding your ballot box

  Hospitalized Tyler woman: ‘Voting is your right and privilege’