Mr. Lou Holder, an Emmy award winning sports personality, notable public speaker and teacher, created HolderSports, a sports media consultancy, which provides “difference-making” communications services such as: On-Air Talent, Motivational Speaking, Emceeing, Media Coaching, Broadcast Instruction, Public Relations and Image Consulting. Mr. Holder also serves as a Professor teaching a variety of communications and mass media classes on the collegiate level.
Mr. Holder has a very successful and extensive career as a sports anchor, reporter, and talk show host/contributor who has worked with many notable television and radio venues: NBC, FOX, CBS, Comcast SportsNet (CSN), Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), CW Television Network, CBS Radio, and ESPN Radio.
Mr. Holder won an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Reporting in 2003. His wide sports coverage has included both major and championship events affiliated with prestigious organizations such as: the National Football League (NFL), Professional Golf Association (PGA), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Mr. Holder has also had the privilege, during his career, to interview an impressive list of sports figures that includes personalities such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, John Thompson, Joe Gibbs, Venus & Serena Williams, David Beckham and Mike Tyson.
Lou belongs to many organizations including: National Association of Black Sports Professionals, National Association of Black Journalists, Washington Sports Business Professionals, Public Relations Society of America, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., INROADS and the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Holder holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rutgers University.
Mr. Holder and his wife are proud supporters of the Bishop McNamara family. Their son Jordan graduated from BMHS in 2017 and daughter Jasmine is a member of the class of 2020.