Blake Holland

Blake Holland


East Texas

Blake Holland anchors East Texas News at 5, KLTV 7 News at 6, and is 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

  WEBXTRA: New Tyler bus for express route

  Gregg Co. JP Tim Bryan on massive heart attack: ‘The future could have ended for me that day’

  Focus of COVID-19 vaccination efforts shifting from hubs to other providers

  U.S. church membership declining, but East Texas faith leaders not discouraged

  East Texas authorities advise parents to watch for THC-infused candy, chips, vape pens

  Volunteers play important role at NET Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic

  Number of COVID-19 patients in East Texas hospitals continues to drop

Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock join Hank Williams Jr. in surprise performance at Billy Bob’s Texas

  Fallen DPS trooper spent time working at East Texas police, sheriff’s departments

  UT Health Science Center at Tyler ranks second in state for wasted COVID-19 vaccine doses

  Advocacy group, school leaders make voices heard over COVID-19 federal school funding

  Panola County man holding hands, praying with wife during tornado when falling tree killed her

  Whitehouse fisherman hooks record-setting bass at Lake Tyler

  East Texas plant nursery owner working to recover from effects of winter storm

  Remembering the New London School explosion 84 years later

  Photographic essay celebrates 80 years of Rangerette history at Longview Museum of Fine Arts

  East Texas health leaders say COVID-19 numbers trending down, but fight isn’t over

  State Rep. Paddie authors bills tackling Texas power problems

  State expected to release details soon on next group eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

  Sen. Hughes bill protecting censorship from social media advances to committee

  East Texas hospital leader worries lifting restrictions could trigger ‘comeback’ in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

  Smith County commissioners continue to pause plans for new courthouse

18-wheeler overturns attempting to turn onto Carthage loop

  Carthage community sends former mayor off to new home at North Texas retirement community

  East Texans look to insurance companies, FEMA to help pay for winter storm damage

  Whitehouse water system encounters new challenges, struggles to keep up with demand

  State Sen. Hughes: ‘It could be a matter of days’ before power is restored statewide

  Oncor: Rolling power outages could last through Tuesday, conservation measures crucial

NET Health postpones COVID-19 vaccine clinics due to weather

Longview vaccination hub continues Sunday operations