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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

Area Scores (November 13, 2018)

Area scores for November 13, 2018.

Smith, Seminoles gear up for round two

Smithville hosts Okolona for the second time this season Friday.

McCowan earns SEC Player of the Week honors

McCowan notched her fifth player of the week accolade, the most among current SEC players.

Buford named MACJC Player of the Week

Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Shaniyah Buford was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week in a league announcement Tuesday.

Area Scores (November 12, 2018)

Area scores for November 12, 2018.

Manning's late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers

The Giants snapped a five-game losing streak.

"Undefeated" coach speaks in Tupelo

Bill Courtney also wrote the book "Against The Grain."

Luke previews Vanderbilt in weekly news conference

Ole Miss Football Head Coach Matt Luke met with the media Monday to recap the Texas A&M game and look ahead to the Rebels' final road game of the season, a matchup with Vanderbilt in the Music City (6:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network).

Moorhead previews Arkansas in weekly news conference

Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead met with members of the media on Monday afternoon to preview the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs' upcoming SEC West battle with Arkansas this coming Saturday.

Area Scores (November 10, 2018)

Area scores for November 10, 2018.

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