T. J. Holmes Biography
T. J. Holmes born Loutelious “T. J.” Holmes, Jr. is an American journalist and national television personality. He first gained national prominence as an anchor and correspondent for CNN. Holmes spent 5 years at the network anchoring CNN Saturday & Sunday Morning.
At the end of 2011, holmes left CNN after signing a multi-platform talent deal with BET Networks The deal included a new show on BET titled Don’t Sleep. In 2013, BET and Holmes parted ways.
Holmes became a substitute weekend anchor on MSNBC in December 2012. Despite a brief return to CNN, Holmes still appears occasionally on MSNBC.
Holmes filed a report on September 26, 2014, from New York for Good Morning America and on September 27, 2014, the weekend Good Morning America team officially welcomed him to ABC News.
T. J. Holmes Age
Loutelious Holmes, Jr. was born on August 19, 1977 in West Memphis, Arkansas, U.S. He is 41 years old as of 2018.
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T. J. Holmes Height
Holmes height is not known.
T. J. Holmes Salary and Net Worth
Holmes has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His career as a journalist is the primary source of his income. The 2007 Arkansas Alumni Association Award winner, recieves good annual salary from his frequent contracts with big companies although the exact amount he receives is not known.
T. J. Holmes Wife
Holmes is married to Atlanta-area attorney, Marilee Fiebig since on March 1, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee. The couple announced in November 2012 that they are expecting their first child in January 2013. Their daughter, Sabine, was born in January 2013. Previously Holmes had married Amy Ferson, however the two divorced in 2007.
T. J. Holmes Children | Kids
Holmes has three children, daughter Brianna and son Jaiden.
T. J. Holmes Son
Holmes has has a son named Jaiden Holmes whom he got with his former wife, Amy Ferson. They also have a daughter named Brianna Holmes.
T. J. Holmes Education
Holmes went to the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in broadcast journalism.
T. J. Holmes Early career
Holmes started his television career in Joplin, Missouri at KSNF Channel 16. Holmes drove to Joplin from the University of Arkansas campus to hand-deliver his resume and reel. He was hired on the spot and spent less than a year at KSNF as a producer, assignment reporter and weekend anchor.
In 2000, Holmes moved back to his home state of Arkansas to join CBS affiliate KTHV in Little Rock as a general assignment reporter. Within a year, Holmes was promoted to weekend anchor.
Holmes moved on to KNTV in 2003, the NBC O&O station in the San Francisco Bay Area, to become anchor of the 5 p.m. evening news. While at KNTV, Holmes traveled to Athens, Greece to cover the 2004 Olympics, the first Summer Games held after the September 11th attacks. At KNTV, he covered numerous other stories that garnered national attention, including the historic recall election of California Gov. Gray Davis that resulted in the election of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the double murder trial of Scott Peterson.
T. J. Holmes CNN
Holmes joined CNN in October 2006 as a news anchor and correspondent. He co-anchored CNN Saturday & Sunday Morning with Betty Nguyen until March 2010 when Nguyen left for CBS. He then anchored the newscast solo.
At CNN, he reported from the scene of numerous breaking news events, including Joplin, MO, which was devastated by multiple tornadoes in May 2011, Blacksburg, VA immediately after the shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech and New Orleans during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. He also anchored from Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
In 2008, Holmes covered the historic first papal visit to the United States of Pope Benedict XIV, including anchoring live from the mass at Yankee Stadium. He secured some of the first stories in January 2009 from the survivors of the US Airways Flight 1549 that crash landed in the Hudson River. During the first presidential debate between Sens, John McCain and Barack Obama, Holmes reported from the campus of the University of Mississippi
Holmes also anchored significant news stories, including the 2006 Saddam Hussein’s execution, the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008 and the terrorist attacks at the Glasgow Airport in 2007. Holmes contributed to CNN’s 2010 coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and 2008 coverage of the presidential primary campaigns, both of which garnered Peabody Awards. During the Christmas Day 2011, this was Holmes’ last day on CNN.
T. J. Holmes BET
Holmes and BET announced he had signed a multi-platform deal with BET Networks. BET revealed in a statement that, “The deal with Holmes includes a new show on BET, as well as content on BET.com in which he can bring his many talents to what the company regards as “the most important and interesting stories” for the BET audience. “We are simply ecstatic to have T.J. Holmes coming to our fold. He’s been an outstanding news anchor and we look forward to working with him in a variety of new ways on BET,”
Stephen G. Hill the President of Music Programming and Specials at BET Networks said. “It’s now upon us to develop vehicles that capture his intelligence, curiosity about the world, warmth, humor and compassion. It’s a challenge that we are happy to have.”
BET Networks announced in August 2012, that Holmes will be the host of their new original series Don’t Sleep, which premiered on October 1, 2012 from 11 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET /PT. Airing Monday through Thursday, Holmes will deliver smart, biting social commentary on significant issues important to the black community. After much speculation BET announced in March 2013 that they had cancelled Don’t Sleep and that Holmes had left the network.
T. J. Holmes MSNBC
Holmes has appeared on MSNBC since December 29, 2012, on several occasions as a substitute anchor. He has appeared on Weekends with Alex Witt and NewsNation with Tamron Hall.
T. J. Holmes Return to CNN
Holmes made a brief return on June 24, 2013, to the Turner family of networks when he anchored coverage of the George Zimmerman trial.
T. J. Holmes ABC News
On September 26, 2014, T.J. Holmes joined the ABC News Team on a freelance/temporary basis, substituting on the overnight news program World News Now (WNN) and America This Morning and filing reports for Good Morning America when news broke overnight, such that he did on the day of his hiring and made publicly official the next day by the GMA Weekend hosts. Holmes will also, just like other WNN anchors, substitute on GMA as needed. Holmes was made the permanent co-host of WNN on December 23, 2014.
T. J. Holmes Awards
In 2007, Holmes received the Young Alumni Award from the Arkansas Alumni Association at the University of Arkansas and he was named to The Root 100 List of Most Influential Black Americans in 2011.