ABC News’ T. J. Holmes Being Featured in Rose-Hulman’s MLK Jr. Day Program

Monday, January 06, 2020
T.J. Holmes

Award-winning broadcast journalist T.J. Holmes will discuss the diverse perspectives he brings to reporting today’s news-making events as Rose-Hulman's Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker.

Award-winning broadcast journalist T.J. Holmes will discuss the diverse perspectives he brings to reporting today’s news-making events as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker on Jan. 20 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The event, sponsored by Rose-Hulman’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be from 7-8 p.m. in the Hatfield Hall theater. Seating is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.rose-hulman.edu/MLKspeaker. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Holmes has been an ABC News anchor/correspondent since December of 2014, contributing to the network’s "Good Morning America" and other programs. His experience, personality and unique storytelling have been a good fit to breaking news and in-depth reporting.

In his 17-year journalism career, Holmes has traveled throughout the world to cover such major news events as the poaching crisis in South Africa, the Summer Olympics in Greece and Brazil, and presidential elections. He is preparing to cover the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions this year.

Prior to joining ABC, Holmes spent five years as anchor of "CNN Saturday/Sunday Morning" and anchored significant news stories at CNN, including Saddam Hussein’s execution. He also reported from the scene of the tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus and from Ground Zero in New York City on the emotional 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

“T.J. Holmes’ road to earning an anchor chair was filled with obstacles. He will share his personal story of the struggles and challenges that brought him to the point where he feels he cannot lose personally or professionally,” says Nicholas Davis, Associate Director of Rose-Human’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. “T.J. will bring an inspiring message as we remember and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s numerous life lessons.”

Holmes is a native of West Memphis, Arkansas, and is an alumnus of the University of Arkansas. He lives in New York.

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