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

  Ham radio operators prepare to help if Imelda disrupts traditional communication channels

  12th Court of Criminal Appeals hears oral arguments at TJC for Constitution Day

Smith County commissioners declare Deaf Awareness Week

  Several East Texas counties at ‘high risk’ for wildfires

  WEBXTRA: Several East Texas counties at ‘high risk’ for wildfires

  WEBXTRA: Texas Southern University transforms basketball arena for democratic presidential debate

  Witnesses recall moments leading up to deputy-involved shooting in Nacogdoches County

  Longview woman praises nephew’s quick thinking during apartment fire

  U.S. Census Bureau to open regional office, hire thousands of East Texans

  Tyler’s proposed budget includes changes for city’s fire department

  Smith County fire marshal gives update on dry conditions; no burn ban issued

  Smith County commissioners adopt 2019 budget, approve property tax increase

  Smith County commissioners approve pay raise for treasurer

  ICYMI: Several new Texas gun laws take effect Sept. 1

  Tyler Main Street director talks about proposed changes to downtown parking meters

  Continuance granted for man charged in Smith County murder

Carthage shooting victim dies, police release identity

Carthage police investigating Wednesday night shooting

Possible 5th infant botulism case awaiting confirmation by state health department

  Smith County commissioners hold public hearing on proposed property tax increase

  East Texas radio stations go silent with sale pending

  Jacksonville Public Library wants your veteran photos for memorial project

  Facebook group helps teachers clear wish lists for classroom supplies

  New Smith County fire marshal holds post for second time

  Smith County commissioners consider property tax rate increase

  East Texas health care providers reflect on legacy of Elmer Ellis

  TMPA survey reveals concerns over morale and leadership at Tyler Police Department

  City of Tyler says no to scooter rideshare program on public streets, sidewalks

Officials identify 3 killed in head-on collision near Carthage

  Council votes on ordinance dealing with contaminated groundwater at old Carrier plant