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Who is T. J. Holmes?
Loutelious ”T. J.” Holmes, Jr. is a recognized American journalist and national television personality. He initially became popular nationally as an anchor and correspondent for CNN. Holmes spent 5 years at the network anchoring CNN Saturday & Sunday Mornings.
At the end of 2011, he exited CNN following signing a multi-platform talent deal with BET Networks, which consisted of the new show Don’t Sleep. In 2013, BET and Holmes parted ways after the end of the program. He then became a substitute weekend anchor on MSNBC in December 2012. Holmes also appeared on CNN as a fill-in correspondent and anchor during this same period. He then joined ABC News as a correspondent and anchor in September 2014.
T. J. Holmes Career
He began his television career at KSNF Channel 16 in Joplin, Missouri. 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, he moved back to his home state of Arkansas to join CBS affiliate KTHV in Little Rock as a general assignment reporter. Within a year, he was elevated to weekend anchor.
He then moved on to KNTV, the NBC O&O station in the San Francisco Bay Area, to become the anchor of the 5 p.m. evening news in 2003. While at KNTV, Holmes travels to Athens, Greece to cover the 2004 Olympics, the first Summer Games held following the September 11th attacks. Still, at KNTV, he covered many other stories that gained national attention, such as the historic recall election of California Gov. Gray Davis that ended in the election of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the double murder trial of Scott Peterson.
He then joined CNN as a news anchor and correspondent in October 2006. Holmes co-anchored CNN Saturday & Sunday Morning alongside Betty Nguyen until March 2010, when Nguyen left for CBS. He then anchored the newscast alone. At CNN, he reported from the scene of many breaking news events such as Joplin, MO, which was devastated by many tornadoes in May 2011. As well as New Orleans during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 and Blacksburg, VA immediately following the shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech. He also anchored from Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
In 2008, T. J. covered the historic first papal visit to the United States of Pope Benedict XIV, consisting of anchoring live from the mass at Yankee Stadium. He 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. Holmes then reported from the campus of the University of Mississippi during the first presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama.
He also anchored significant news stories such as Saddam Hussein’s execution in 2006, the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008, and the terrorist attacks at the Glasgow Airport in 2007. He then contributed to CNN’s 2010 coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and 2008 coverage of the presidential primary campaigns, both of which earned Peabody Awards. His final day on CNN was Christmas Day 2011.
How old is T. J. Holmes?
Loutelious “T. J.” Holmes, Jr. was born on August 19, 1977, in West Memphis, Arkansas, U.S., and is aged 45 as of 2022. He shares his birthday with famous people including Tony Lopez, Tayler Holder, Ethan Cutkosky, Bill Clinton, John Stamos, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Perry, Lilian Garcia, Patrick Chung, and Rick Snyder, among others.
T. J. Holmes Family
Who are T. J. Holmes’s parents?
Loutelious “T. J.” Holmes, Jr. was born in West Memphis, Arkansas to his parents. His family nicknamed him ”T. Jr.” and he started using the name ”T.J.” when he began his professional television career. He has not shared any information about his family and parents with the media.
Does T. J. Holmes have siblings?
Holmes was born the youngest in a family of two children with one older sibling. However, he has not shared any information about his sibling with the media.
T. J. Holmes Education
Following graduating from high school, Holmes joined the University of Arkansas, where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.
T. J. Holmes Interests
He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the National Association of Black Journalists. Holmes is also on the Chancellor’s Board of Advisors at the University of Arkansas and the Board of Visitors at Emory University in Atlanta.
T. J. Holmes Spouse
Holmes is currently not married but was married to Amy Ferson, and they divorced in 2007. The couple has two children, a daughter, and a son. Holmes later married Atlanta-area attorney Marilee Fiebig on March 1, 2010, in Memphis, Tennessee, and have one child together. In August 2011, they separated prior to his relationship with his GMA3 co-host Amy Robach being revealed.
T. J. Holmes Kids
Holmes has three children altogether from his previous relationships. He has two children with his first wife, Ferson, daughter Brianna and son Jaiden. Holmes has another child with his second ex-wife, Fiebig, daughter Sabine, born in January 2013.
T. J. Holmes Height
He has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 7 in (1.72 m) and a weight of 87 kg (191 lbs).
Holmes and BET revealed he had signed a multi-platform deal with BET Networks in December 2011. In August 2012, BET revealed that he will be the host of their new original series Don’t Sleep, which will premiere October 1, 2012, from 11 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. ET/PT. He will deliver smart, biting social commentary on significant issues important to the black community airing Monday to Thursday. Following much speculation BET revealed in March 2013, that they had canceled Don’t Sleep and that Holmes had exited the network.
Holmes has appeared on MSNBC since December 29, 2012, on various occasions as a substitute anchor. He has also appeared on Weekends with Alex Witt and NewsNation alongside Tamron Hall.
Return to CNN
Beginning on June 24, 2013, he made a short return to the Turner family of networks when he anchored coverage of the George Zimmerman trial.
He then joined the ABC News Team, on a freelance/temporary basis on September 26, 2014. Holmes substituted on the overnight news program World News Now and America This Morning, and filed reports for Good Morning America when news broke overnight. Just like other WNN anchors, he substituted on GMA as needed. Holmes was made the permanent co-anchor of World News Now on December 23, 2014. He then joined GMA3: What You Need to Know as co-anchor on September 21, 2020. On December 5, 2022, he and his GMA3 co-host Amy Robach, were taken off the air after the public disclosure of a romantic relationship between the two.
T. J. Holmes Net Worth
American professional journalist and national television personality Holmes have been active from the late 1990s to the present. He currently works for ABC News as a correspondent and anchor. Holmes has been able to amass an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2022.