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

East coast gas pipeline cyberattack could affect East Texans

  Fishing tournament in honor of late Carthage High School graduate returns

  Major fish kill prompts officials to test water, discourage swimming, eating fish from Lake Murvaul

  Union Pacific workers fight to keep jobs ahead of recently announced Palestine car shop closure

  Deputies rescue Panola County teen on ATV after he was swept away in flooding

  Authorities encourage open, healthy conversation about social media dangers with kids

  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

  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

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

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