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

18-wheeler overturns attempting to turn onto Carthage loop

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

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

  Rusk teacher’s license to carry suspended in case of mistaken identity with U.S. Capitol riot suspect

  East Texas health leaders worry variants could lead to new surge in cases, hospitalizations

  Tainted history leads to vaccine hesitancy in racial, ethnic minority communities

Kilgore College Rangerettes to be featured in virtual Inaugural Parade

  East Texans struggle to find available doses of COVID-19 vaccine

WEBXTRA: Dallas couple gets COVID-19 vaccine in East Texas; struggled to find available doses in metroplex

More than 75,000 East Texas homes are experiencing power outages in wake of winter storm

  Carthage community remembers pastor, law enforcement chaplain who died from COVID-19 complications

  Brookshire Brothers pharmacies working to keep up with demand for COVID-19 vaccine

  East Texas pharmacies ask for patience as demand increases for COVID-19 vaccine

Thousands of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to be delivered in East Texas this week

State prioritizes those at greatest risk for COVID-19 complications in next round of vaccinations

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives at 3 East Texas hospitals

  East Texas frontline heroes roll up their sleeves to get COVID-19 vaccine

  East Texas health care workers receive first COVID-19 vaccines in area

  Pfizer sends COVID-19 vaccine supplies to East Texas hospital ahead of authorization

  East Texas hospitals could receive thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses as early as next week

Will masks be a thing of the past after the COVID-19 vaccine?

  Can your employer require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

East Texas lawmakers sign letter calling for STAAR exams to be canceled this year

Bishop of Tyler speaks on McCarrick report during meeting of U.S. Catholic bishops

  Swastikas painted on Tyler veteran’s Biden-Harris campaign sign, mailbox

  Southeast Texas state rep claims he has votes for house speaker; Ashby supports opponent

East Texas Republicans, Democrats make final push before Election Day

Biden senior advisor visits East Texas, believes former VP has chance at winning Texas

Remembering Mac Davis' induction into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage

Texas restaurants, other businesses allowed to open at 75% capacity beginning Monday