Holden joined the CB S17 news team in June of 2018 and has served as the weekend morning anchor in addition to his reporting duties.
During his time at CBS 17 he has covered major stories such as Hurricane Florence, the Durham Explosion, and the Red for Ed march on the capitol.
“I love being in the community and sharing stories that impact our lives,” Holden stated. “The Triangle is such a diverse area, but we work hard to get answers for our viewers.”
Holden began his journalism career at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, where he majored in Corporate Communications, and began working as a sports anchor at local PBS affiliate WEIU-TV.
Along with his co-workers at WEIU, Holden won two Mid-America EMMY Awards for Best Student News Production.
In 2011, Holden joined NBC affiliate WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana, as a multi-media journalist.
After learning the business from an award winning team behind the camera he was able to successfully make the jump on camera as the morning show reporter for 16 Sunday Morning News.
He also helped out with the sports department as well covering the nationally renowned Notre Dame Fighting Irish, as well as the Senior PGA Tour Championship.
In 2012, Holden headed east to join ABC affiliate WWAY-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina as a weekend anchor/reporter.
During his time in Wilmington, Holden became ingrained in local politics and was the first to interview the “Wilmington Ten” after they were given full pardons by outgoing Gov. Bev Perdue.
For his role with that story and his other work, Holden won North Carolina Associated Press Awards for Best General News Reporting, Best Spot News Reporting, and Best Sportscast.
In 2014, Holden returned home to the Midwest to work as the southern Illinois bureau chief and fill-in anchor for WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky. While at WPSD Holden covered everything from small town sports to major national stories such as the 2016 New Year’s Flood along the Mississippi River which impacted thousands in that region.
Holden also earned recognition as one of the top Multi-Media Journalist in Kentucky by both the Associated Press and Kentucky News Photographers Association.
That recognition lead Holden to a job with WHAS in Louisville where he was the weekend evening anchor and spent time covering news and sports.
Holden was on the streets of Louisville for Muhammad Ali’s funeral as thousands came out to pay their respects.
His coverage of the University of Louisville scandal earned him recognition for his first Edward R. Murrow Award.
He also took up residence at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby as American Pharaoh and Justify ran their way to the Triple Crown.
In his free time Holden can be found on a golf course near you, enjoying time with his fiancée Paige, or exploring the area with his two corgis.
If you have a news story (good, bad or ugly) that you’d like told, email Holden at: firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll be sure to respond, plus protect your identity if that’s of concern.