Popular news anchor and TV host T.J. Holmes has landed a new gig following his departure from BET at the end of last year.
The former host of BET’s short-lived late night show “Don’t Sleep” began anchoring HLN’s court coverage of the Trayvon Martin case this week. Holmes will oversee the trial against George Zimmerman from 10am to noon ET daily.
An HLN rep confirmed that the 35-year-old news man has returned to the network on a freelance basis only.
HLN is the sister network to CNN, where Holmes previously worked as a weekend anchor of the morning show. He departed CNN in 2011.
In addition to anchoring HLN’s trial coverage of the Zimmerman court case, Holmes has been giving play-by-play of the court room on his Twitter page via @TJHolmes.