Jim Holder

Jim Holder is the Sports Director for WTVA.

Title: Sports Director

After spending almost a year in the financial investments business, Jim 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

MSU men’s hoops inks Cameron Matthews

He is prepping at Olive Branch High School under Eric Rombaugh.

Pontotoc's Shephard signs with Charleston Southern

The guard recently overcame a health scare.

Northeast promotes Brand to full-time assistant coaching position

He was a volunteer assistant baseball coach in 2019.

NCAA clears Memphis freshman Wiseman to return on Jan. 12

He won't play Saturday against Ole Miss.

7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

He won his seventh title in 2016.

Ole Miss football announces future home contest

The Rebels will host Georgia Southern in 2024.

Area Scores (November 19, 2019)

Area scores for November 19, 2019.

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10.

Buffen, Tyree double up to send Ole Miss past Seattle

Ole Miss visits No. 16 Memphis on Saturday.

Balanced Iowa State cruises past Southern Miss

Solomon Young scored 14 points, Prentiss Nixon added 13 and Iowa State eased past Southern Miss 73-45 on Tuesday for its second straight win.

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