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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

Tupelo hosting state long course swimming championships

The event runs through Sunday.

Houston's Gann signs with MUW baseball

Blaize Gann hit .398 his senior season.

Ole Miss’ Cooley named to Mackey Award watch list

The Laurel, Mississippi, native hauled in eight catches for 172 yards and one touchdown last season as a redshirt junior.

MSU's Green named candidate for Mackey Award

The veteran tight end has seen action in 38 games with 21 starts to his credit.

Williams listed among nation’s top centers

Fresh off representing Mississippi State at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, Darryl Williams was named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy on Friday.

Media picks Alabama to win SEC

Only seven times since 1992 has the predicted champion at SEC Media Days proceeded to win the SEC Championship Game.

Four Bulldogs named Preseason All-SEC at Media Days

MSU’s selections were highlighted by defensive team captain Erroll Thompson, who earned first-team honors.

Square Jam returning to Oxford on Oct. 18

Specific details regarding time and events will be released later this fall.

MSU's Jones nominated for 2019 Good Works Team

The Good Works Team recognizes student-athletes for their dedication to community service and leadership on and off the football field.

NEMCC hires new defensive line coach

Jake Landoll most recently coached at Northwestern State (La.) University from 2013-16.

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