By Carmen Glover
Former CNN and BET Anchor T.J. Holmes was named co-anchor of America This Morning and World News Now on ABC, the station announced last week.
Holmes, who has appeared on MSNBC and TV One to fill-in for various anchors since his show, “Don’t Sleep” was cancelled on BET, has appeared on Good Morning America consistently in recent months.
“I’m thrilled to announce that T.J. Holmes is officially joining America This Morning and World News Now as co-anchor. In addition to his anchor duties he will also report across all broadcast and digital platforms,” World News wrote on its site. “T.J. has impressed us all for the past few months with his vibrant storytelling, engaging style and quick wit. An award-winning journalist , he has reported from around the world on some of the most important stories of our day.”
According to the post, “When not in front of the camera, you can find T.J treating his wife and daughter to some of his mom’s famous southern cooking.”
Holmes was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2012 for “Don’t Sleep” and his work at CNN earned the network two Peabody Awards. Holmes, who was born in Arkansas, married his wife, attorney Marilee Fiebig, who was born in Zaire, in 2010.
Holmes participated as a panelist at the Circle of Sisters forum at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City in October 2013, where he was a hit with the audience. He has participated in conventions for the largest association for Black Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), of which he is a member. Congratulations T.J.-OnPointPress.net.