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 T.J. Holmes Biography

T.J. Holmes is an award-winning journalist and nationally recognized television personality. In September of 2014, Holmes joined ABC News as an anchor/correspondent and contributes daily to "Good Morning America," the most watched network morning program.

Holmes first gained national prominence during his time at CNN. He spent 5 years as anchor of "CNN Saturday/Sunday Morning" where he dominated breaking news events. Holmes anchored the network's coverage of Saddam Hussein’s execution in 2006 and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008 and at Glasgow Airport in 2007. He also anchored from Ground Zero to commemorate the emotional 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks and covered the historic first papal visit to the United State of Pope Benedict XIV in 2008, including anchoring live from the mass at Yankee Stadium.

Holmes also reported from the scene of some of the most riveting news stories including the devastating Joplin, Missouri tornadoes, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in New Orleans, and the tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus in Blackburg, Virginia. He secured some of the first accounts from the survivors of the US Airways Flight 1549 that crash-landed in New York’s Hudson River in January 2009 and reported from the campus of the University of Mississippi during the first presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama.

Holmes previously worked as a news anchor at NBC11 in the San Francisco Bay Area. While at NBC, he traveled to Athens, Greece to cover the 2004 Olympics, the first Summer Games held after the September 11th attacks. Holmes also covered numerous other stories that garnered national attention, including the historic recall election of the California governor in 2003 and the double murder trial of Scott Peterson.

Prior to NBC11, Holmes served as a weekend anchor and reporter at KTHV in Little Rock, Arkansas. He started his career at KSNF in Joplin, Missouri.

Holmes is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He now serves as a member of the Chancellor's Board of Advisers at the University and is on the Board of Visitors at Emory University in Atlanta. He's been an active member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the National Association of Black Journalists.

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  • The Weekend Ghetto

    T.J. Holmes discusses the challenges minority journalists face in navigating the world of big time network television. In borrowing the phrase the “weekend ghetto” (coined by legendary journalist Carole Simpson) he describes the ongoing debate about African Americans being relegated to weekend positions at networks, and never given a shot at prime time shows. Holmes talks about the need for a broader diversity, not just in front of the camera, but behind the scenes in the ranks of producers, executive producers, and managers – and how that diversity, or lack thereof, has an impact on what stories get told and how.

  • Overcoming Adversity

    We live in a time where people without talent are gaining fortune and fame through reality shows or by becoming internet sensations. The hunger for instant success is immense. This wasn’t the case for T.J. Holmes. On the surface it would appear that the road Holmes took to earning an anchor chair was paved in gold, but the reality is his journey had obstacles. Holmes shares his personal story of the struggles and challenges that brought him to the point where he feels he cannot lose personally or professionally.

  • Being Black in a Corporate Setting

    How black can you be at work? What kinds of things can I talk about in the office? How should I wear my hair? How do I dress? These questions may seem ridiculous to a certain degree, but it's a very real issue for African Americans. As they try to make their way up in the corporate world African Americans feel they should assimilate and leave their blackness at the door. Holmes discusses how African Americans can navigate the corporate environment dominated by non-minorities and how managers, businesses, and employees can both benefit from an atmosphere of openness.

  • Representing Something Greater Than Yourself

    Holmes takes pride in being a native of Arkansas, and knows the importance of everyone remembering that they are always representing something greater than themselves. It's important for everyone to do this, not just people in public life. Whether it's your neighborhood, city, state, parents, university, or employer, how you carry yourself leaves an impression. Holmes teaches audiences on how being an advocate and a representative of things that are vital to them will lead them down a path towards success.

  • You Left CNN to Go Where?!?!

    Through his own personal and recent experience, Holmes discusses how people have to make difficult decisions, take chances, and learn the lesson of failure when things don't work out as planned. He shares why it's important for people to sacrifice personal comfort for something greater. Audiences will learn they can't always play it safe and what steps they need to take to make things change.

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    Booking fees for T.J. Holmes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire T.J. Holmes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR T.J. Holmes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like T.J. Holmes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book T.J. Holmes for your next private or corporate function.
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T.J. Holmes Biography

T.J. Holmes is an award-winning journalist and nationally recognized television personality. In September of 2014, Holmes joined ABC News as an anchor/correspondent and contributes daily to "Good Morning America," the most watched network morning program.

Holmes first gained national prominence during his time at CNN. He spent 5 years as anchor of "CNN Saturday/Sunday Morning" where he dominated breaking news events. Holmes anchored the network's coverage of Saddam Hussein’s execution in 2006 and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008 and at Glasgow Airport in 2007. He also anchored from Ground Zero to commemorate the emotional 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks and covered the historic first papal visit to the United State of Pope Benedict XIV in 2008, including anchoring live from the mass at Yankee Stadium.

Holmes also reported from the scene of some of the most riveting news stories including the devastating Joplin, Missouri tornadoes, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in New Orleans, and the tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus in Blackburg, Virginia. He secured some of the first accounts from the survivors of the US Airways Flight 1549 that crash-landed in New York’s Hudson River in January 2009 and reported from the campus of the University of Mississippi during the first presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama.

Holmes previously worked as a news anchor at NBC11 in the San Francisco Bay Area. While at NBC, he traveled to Athens, Greece to cover the 2004 Olympics, the first Summer Games held after the September 11th attacks. Holmes also covered numerous other stories that garnered national attention, including the historic recall election of the California governor in 2003 and the double murder trial of Scott Peterson.

Prior to NBC11, Holmes served as a weekend anchor and reporter at KTHV in Little Rock, Arkansas. He started his career at KSNF in Joplin, Missouri.

Holmes is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He now serves as a member of the Chancellor's Board of Advisers at the University and is on the Board of Visitors at Emory University in Atlanta. He's been an active member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the National Association of Black Journalists.

T.J. Holmes Videos

  • Men's Day Assembly Featuring T J Holmes - YouTube
    May 12, 2015 ... T.J. Holmes delivered the keynote speech during the Men's Day assembly at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Camera operators...
  • TJ Holmes Talks Candidly About Being Black on CNN - YouTube
    Sep 14, 2011 ... CNN's TJ Holmes discusses everything from politics to marriage, in a very fun and relaxed interview with Tazz Daddy For...

T.J. Holmes Speaking Topics

  • The Weekend Ghetto

    T.J. Holmes discusses the challenges minority journalists face in navigating the world of big time network television. In borrowing the phrase the “weekend ghetto” (coined by legendary journalist Carole Simpson) he describes the ongoing debate about African Americans being relegated to weekend positions at networks, and never given a shot at prime time shows. Holmes talks about the need for a broader diversity, not just in front of the camera, but behind the scenes in the ranks of producers, executive producers, and managers – and how that diversity, or lack thereof, has an impact on what stories get told and how.

  • Overcoming Adversity

    We live in a time where people without talent are gaining fortune and fame through reality shows or by becoming internet sensations. The hunger for instant success is immense. This wasn’t the case for T.J. Holmes. On the surface it would appear that the road Holmes took to earning an anchor chair was paved in gold, but the reality is his journey had obstacles. Holmes shares his personal story of the struggles and challenges that brought him to the point where he feels he cannot lose personally or professionally.

  • Being Black in a Corporate Setting

    How black can you be at work? What kinds of things can I talk about in the office? How should I wear my hair? How do I dress? These questions may seem ridiculous to a certain degree, but it's a very real issue for African Americans. As they try to make their way up in the corporate world African Americans feel they should assimilate and leave their blackness at the door. Holmes discusses how African Americans can navigate the corporate environment dominated by non-minorities and how managers, businesses, and employees can both benefit from an atmosphere of openness.

  • Representing Something Greater Than Yourself

    Holmes takes pride in being a native of Arkansas, and knows the importance of everyone remembering that they are always representing something greater than themselves. It's important for everyone to do this, not just people in public life. Whether it's your neighborhood, city, state, parents, university, or employer, how you carry yourself leaves an impression. Holmes teaches audiences on how being an advocate and a representative of things that are vital to them will lead them down a path towards success.

  • You Left CNN to Go Where?!?!

    Through his own personal and recent experience, Holmes discusses how people have to make difficult decisions, take chances, and learn the lesson of failure when things don't work out as planned. He shares why it's important for people to sacrifice personal comfort for something greater. Audiences will learn they can't always play it safe and what steps they need to take to make things change.

FAQs on booking T.J. Holmes

  • How to book T.J. Holmes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like T.J. Holmes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for T.J. Holmes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for T.J. Holmes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book T.J. Holmes?

    Booking fees for T.J. Holmes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire T.J. Holmes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for T.J. Holmes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like T.J. Holmes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book T.J. Holmes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent T.J. Holmes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for T.J. Holmes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

T.J. Holmes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book T.J. Holmes for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. T.J. Holmes generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Ilyasah Shabazz, Hill Harper, Stephen A. Smith and Angela Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling T.J. Holmes for an upcoming event.

T.J. Holmes Speaker Videos

  • Men's Day Assembly Featuring T J Holmes - YouTube
    May 12, 2015 ... T.J. Holmes delivered the keynote speech during the Men's Day assembly at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Camera operators Tim ...
    TJ Holmes Talks Candidly About Being Black on CNN - YouTube
    Sep 14, 2011 ... CNN's TJ Holmes discusses everything from politics to marriage, in a very fun and relaxed interview with Tazz Daddy For collaborations and ...

T.J. Holmes Speaking Topics

  • The Weekend Ghetto

    T.J. Holmes discusses the challenges minority journalists face in navigating the world of big time network television. In borrowing the phrase the “weekend ghetto” (coined by legendary journalist Carole Simpson) he describes the ongoing debate about African Americans being relegated to weekend positions at networks, and never given a shot at prime time shows. Holmes talks about the need for a broader diversity, not just in front of the camera, but behind the scenes in the ranks of producers, executive producers, and managers – and how that diversity, or lack thereof, has an impact on what stories get told and how.

  • Overcoming Adversity

    We live in a time where people without talent are gaining fortune and fame through reality shows or by becoming internet sensations. The hunger for instant success is immense. This wasn’t the case for T.J. Holmes. On the surface it would appear that the road Holmes took to earning an anchor chair was paved in gold, but the reality is his journey had obstacles. Holmes shares his personal story of the struggles and challenges that brought him to the point where he feels he cannot lose personally or professionally.

  • Being Black in a Corporate Setting

    How black can you be at work? What kinds of things can I talk about in the office? How should I wear my hair? How do I dress? These questions may seem ridiculous to a certain degree, but it's a very real issue for African Americans. As they try to make their way up in the corporate world African Americans feel they should assimilate and leave their blackness at the door. Holmes discusses how African Americans can navigate the corporate environment dominated by non-minorities and how managers, businesses, and employees can both benefit from an atmosphere of openness.

  • Representing Something Greater Than Yourself

    Holmes takes pride in being a native of Arkansas, and knows the importance of everyone remembering that they are always representing something greater than themselves. It's important for everyone to do this, not just people in public life. Whether it's your neighborhood, city, state, parents, university, or employer, how you carry yourself leaves an impression. Holmes teaches audiences on how being an advocate and a representative of things that are vital to them will lead them down a path towards success.

  • You Left CNN to Go Where?!?!

    Through his own personal and recent experience, Holmes discusses how people have to make difficult decisions, take chances, and learn the lesson of failure when things don't work out as planned. He shares why it's important for people to sacrifice personal comfort for something greater. Audiences will learn they can't always play it safe and what steps they need to take to make things change.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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