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

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

Panola County men create social distancing solution for sporting events

East Texas firefighters gain invaluable experience while responding to California wildfires

‘Cancer is not cancelled’: 2020 Tyler Gold Run goes virtual

  WEBXTRA: East Texas schools reiterate guidelines for fans after UIL warning

WEBXTRA: East Texas Chapter of American Red Cross prepares for possible local effects of Hurricane Laura

  Tyler doctor, task force member backs CDC guidance on no test being needed to return to work, school

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler professors researching convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19

Panola County elections administrator, AgriLife secretary accused of stealing 4-H funds

  Face shields, virtual learning, and hand sanitizer: East Texas teachers prepare for unique first day of school

Smith County leads East Texas in Census self-response rates; Sabine County ranks lowest

  NET Health continues contact tracing efforts, ‘overwhelmed’ with number of active cases

  Historic Moment: Tyler ISD board votes 7-0 to change names of John Tyler, Robert E. Lee high schools

  WEBXTRA: June 30 is deadline for business owners to apply for Paycheck Protection Program

East Texas hospitals seeing increase in COVID-19 patients, UT Health leader encourages mask-wearing

Racist, unlawful restrictions remain in historic East Texas property deeds

  East Texas schools set to receive PPE items from Texas Education Agency

The Next Normal: Getting a driver’s license

WATCH: More Carthage nursing home residents celebrated after recovering from COVID-19

The Next Normal: East Texas health official says telemedicine will continue post-pandemic

Mobile COVID-19 testing underway in Tyler, Longview

How many COVID-19 patients are being treated in East Texas hospitals?

  WATCH: East Texas native, nationally known economist Perryman talks about oil prices

  WATCH: Shelby County judge says state is inspecting manufacturing plants for COVID-19 spread

NET Health releases map showing COVID-19 cases by zip code

East Texas hospitals furlough workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

  UT Health East Texas nurses talk about working inside the COVID-19 ICU

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