Loutelious "T. J." Holmes, Jr., journalist and national television personality. Holmes first gained national prominence as an anchor and correspondent for CNN. He spent 5 years at the network anchoring CNN Saturday & Sunday Morning. Holmes left CNN at the end of 2011 after signing a multi-platform talent deal with BET Networks. The deal includes a new show on BET titled Don't Sleep. His family gave him the nickname “T. Jr.”, which he began using “T. J.” when he started his professional career.