CNN news anchor T.J. Holmes broke the hearts of fans– and admiring women– everywhere with Tuesday’s announcement that he would be leaving the network at the end of the year. But the award-winning journalist has landed on his feet with aÂ talent agreementÂ over atÂ BET whichÂ includes a new television show and his contribution to the network’s website.
“We are simply ecstatic to have T.J. Holmes coming to our fold. Heâ€™s been an outstanding news anchor and we look forward to working with him in a variety of new ways on BET. Itâ€™s now upon us to develop vehicles that capture his intelligence, curiosity about the world, warmth, humor and compassion.Â Â Itâ€™s a challenge that we are happy to have,” said Stephen G. Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials at BET Networks. â€œWe look forward to weaving T.J.â€™s mixture of credibility and charisma into our fabric.â€
Holmes has been with CNN since 2006 anchoring its weekend shows (CNN Saturday Morning and CNN Sunday Morning), along with daily reporting. He’s covered some of the topÂ national storiesÂ that include Saddam Husseinâ€™s execution in 2006 and the Gulf oil spill, that won him a Peabody Award.
Word on theÂ theme of Holmes new show is not known, but it is speculated that it will deal with human interest stories.