Jim Holder

Jim Holder is the Sports Director for WTVA.

Title: Sports Director

After spending almost a year in the financial investments business, Jim Holder returned to WTVA in December 2008. He previously spent 10 years in the WTVA sports department, where he began as a reporter and eventually became a weekday anchor.

Jim has co-hosted the football shows Friday Night Fever and First Down on FOX and has been honored by the Associated Press for Best Sports Reporting.

Before arriving at WTVA in 1998, Jim was the sports director at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jim and his wife, Nan, were married in 2002 and reside in Tupelo.

Recent Posts by Jim Holder

Ole Miss holds off Southeastern Louisiana 40-29

Jerrion Ealy tallied 273 yards from scrimmage to eclipse the Ole Miss all-purpose rookie record (172 kickoff return, 95 rushing, 6 receiving).

Thompson leads Kansas State past Mississippi State 31-24

This is Kansas State's first program victory over Mississippi State in four meetings.

Adams helps Southern Miss hold on to beat Troy 47-42

Jaylond Adams returned a kickoff 100 yards to help Southern Mississippi thwart Troy's come-back bid and secure a 47-42 victory on Saturday.

Tagovailoa has career day in No. 2 Alabama's 47-23 victory

Alabama returns home to another daytime kickoff when it plays Southern Miss on Saturday.

Ole Miss announces 2019 M-Club Hall of Fame Class

Ole Miss will honor its 2019 inductees into the M-Club Hall of Fame this fall, with five Rebels across four sports being enshrined.

Area Scores (September 12, 2019)

Area scores for September 12, 2019.

Willis among first-time candidates for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ole Miss product Patrick Willis played for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.

Bulldogs to compete in Greater Victoria Invitational

The Bulldogs are a part of an eight-team field that consists of Stanford, Syracuse, Green Bay, Houston, Bowling Green, San Francisco and Cal Baptist.

Ole Miss baseball announces 2019 fall schedule

After seeing eight players selected in the 2019 MLB Draft and sign with professional teams, the Rebels will be breaking in a young roster, which features 24 newcomers: 18 freshmen and six junior college transfers.

Raiders rookie Abram to miss season with shoulder injury

He was a first-round draft pick out of Mississippi State.

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