T. J. Holmes

Anchor + Correspondent + End
Born Aug 19, 1977
Age 37
Hometown West Memphis, Ark...

Loutelious "T. J. " Holmes, Jr. is an American journalist and national television personality. Holmes first gained national prominence as an anchor and correspondent for CNN. He spent 5 years at the network anchoring CNN Saturday & Sunday Morning. Holmes left CNN at the end of 2011 after signing a multi-platform talent deal with BET Networks. The deal includes a new show on BET titled Don't Sleep.… Read More

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  • T.J. Holmes: Don't Sleep, I'm A Free Agent!
    Huffington Post - May 06, 2013
  • Keli Goff: Does Lena Dunham Prove Writers Are As Toxic As Investment Bankers?
    The Huffington Post - Jan 14, 2013
  • Late T.V. Host Inspired By 'Some Nights' Up Late
    NPR - Oct 18, 2012
  • Holmes Carves African American Spot In Late Night
    NPR - Oct 03, 2012


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1977 Birth Born on August 19, 1977.


2000 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 26 Years Old While at KNTV, he traveled to Athens, Greece to cover the 2004 Olympics, the first Summer Games held after the September 11th attacks. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Holmes joined CNN as a news anchor and correspondent in October 2006. … Read More
2007 29 Years Old Holmes has two children, daughter Brianna and son Jaiden. He later married Amy Ferson, however the two divorced in 2007.


2008 30 Years Old Holmes covered the historic first papal visit to the United States of Pope Benedict XIV in 2008, including anchoring live from the mass at Yankee Stadium.
2009 31 Years Old Holmes secured some of the first stories from the survivors of the US Airways Flight 1549 that crash landed in the Hudson River in January 2009. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
2011 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Holmes' last day on CNN was Christmas Day 2011.
2012 34 Years Old In August 2012, BET Networks announced that Holmes will be the host of their new original series Don’t Sleep, which will premiere October 1, 2012 from 11 p.m.-11:30 p.m. … Read More
…  BET and Holmes parted ways in 2013. … Read More
2014 36 Years Old On September 26, 2014, Holmes filed a report from New York for Good Morning America and on September 27, 2014, the weekend Good Morning America team officially welcomed him to ABC News. … Read More
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