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

Public Health Lab of East Texas low on critical component needed for COVID-19 testing

State Sen. Hughes: Antimalarial drug being used on some COVID-19 patients in East Texas

  Tyler, Smith County leaders decline to issue shelter-in-place order, urge residents to do their part

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stops Whitehouse man’s scheduled execution due to COVID-19

Sen. Hughes talks COVID-19: ‘This is real and this is serious’

NET Health CEO discusses importance of social distancing to 'flatten the curve’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

  WATCH: East Texas health official shares information about testing, closures, cases in the area

WATCH: East Texas News’ medical contributor discusses closure of venues across US

NET Health confirms case of COVID-19 in Gregg County

WATCH: Dr. Ed Dominguez talks flu vs. coronavirus, handwashing vs. sanitizer

East Texas Catholic churches respond to COVID-19 with changes in Mass

  NET Health addresses Tyler testing center questions: ‘They are just the laboratory’

Know before you go: Voting begins with finding your ballot box

Sheriff: East Texas Anti-Gang Center set to be operational later this month

  NET Health: Several East Texans under self-monitoring following international travel

Patrick Mahomes’ high school classmate predicted Super Bowl win in yearbook entry

  Fire, faith, and forgiveness: East Texas church fires 10 years later

WEBXTRA: Gary residents speak about fatal Panola County shooting incident

  Officials fight Union Pacific lawsuit that threatens East Texas jobs

Tyler mayor on Harvey Hall: ‘We’ve aggressively cleaned this building to where there’s no issue’

  Hunter discovers message in a bottle, reunites letter with Nacogdoches man 31 years later

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

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

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

  Proper tree maintenance could reduce property damage during storms

‘Stolen script’ lawsuit filed by former Wiley College professor moved to California

City of Alto tornado debris cleanup rescheduled

Two months later: Tornado recovery continues in Alto and Cherokee County

East Texas plumbers plan to attend rally in Austin over licensing

TxDOT, DPS urge motorists to secure cargo to keep roads safe