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

Carthage police chief retires, assistant police chief promoted

  WEBXTRA: June 30 is deadline for business owners to apply for Paycheck Protection Program

  East Texas hospitals seeing increase in COVID-19 patients, UT Health leader encourages mask-wearing

  Smith County judge doesn’t plan to issue order mandating face masks

  Racist, unlawful restrictions remain in historic East Texas property deeds

  East Texas schools set to receive PPE items from Texas Education Agency

  The Next Normal: In-person court hearings resume, jury trials still not happening

  WEBXTRA: National Guard helps distribute food at Whitehouse Food Pantry

  ‘I can’t breathe': Peaceful protestors march through downtown Tyler

  Downtown Tyler protest organizer: ‘We can be the change we want to see’

  East Texas hospital successfully treats COVID-19 patient using telemedicine

  Smith County fire marshal addresses response to COVID-19, nursing home testing

  Increase in property values caused by 2019 housing market, not COVID-19

  The Next Normal: Getting a driver’s license

Smith County commissioners ratify COVID-19 relief fund agreement

  WATCH: Titus County Judge talks about recent surge in COVID-19 cases

Deputy Chris Dickerson’s name added to Fallen Peace Officers monument in Carthage

  East Texas hospital to use remdesivir to treat some COVID-19 patients

  WATCH: More Carthage nursing home residents celebrated after recovering from COVID-19

  ‘Not the right time': Smith County judge to ask commissioners to pause new courthouse plans

  The Next Normal: East Texas health official says telemedicine will continue post-pandemic

  Mobile COVID-19 testing underway in Tyler, Longview

  Five Carthage nursing home residents moved to recovery wing after ‘kicking COVID’s butt’

  Tyler doctor, health officials explain COVID-19 testing process from sample collection to data reporting

  Carthage hairstylist who opened shop early fined for violating state order

  How many COVID-19 patients are being treated in East Texas hospitals?

City of Tyler, Smith County officials give update on COVID-19

  East Texas nursing home staffers use signs to reveal who they are underneath PPE

  59 additional COVID-19 cases reported at two Panola County nursing homes; county total now at 163

4 Smith County Jail inmates, 3 employees contract COVID-19