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

NET Health confirms case of COVID-19 in Gregg County

Temporary injunction ‘invalidates’ votes for opponent in Smith County constable race

WEBXTRA: Gary residents speak about fatal Panola County shooting incident

Jefferson police: Two teens injured in drive-by shooting

Smith County commissioners review November election problems

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

East Texas teen killed in wreck to be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank

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

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

Continuance granted for man charged in Smith County murder

Carthage police investigating Wednesday night shooting

East Texas health care providers reflect on legacy of Elmer Ellis

East Texas veteran has trouble renewing driver’s license under new rule

7 Investigates: Health officials confirm three cases of infant botulism in East Texas

Pipeline blowout near Panola County Airport lighting up the sky

East Texas plumbers plan to attend rally in Austin over licensing

Two-year-old girl killed, two others injured while crossing the street to buy shoes

Albers on the job as new Wood County Criminal District Attorney

Alleged Henderson shooter’s vehicle impounded, being searched by officials

Driver airlifted to hospital after car collides with train in Carthage

Texas Catholic dioceses releases names of clergy ‘credibly accused’ of sex abuse

Man shot in nose, suspect arrested

2-year-old Marshall girl called a hero after notifying family of fire

Former Carthage teacher charged with improper relationship between educator, student

East Texas woman giving away wedding venue after breaking off engagement