Penn Holderness was born in Durham and attended Durham Jordan High School, where he played basketball.
Penn went to college at the University of Virginia and majored in philosophy, but took a crack at journalism after graduation as an intern for the WTVD ABC11 sports department.
His first on-air job in was in Grand Junction, Colo., then Penn moved to Orlando for five years. Penn hosted three seasons of "Designer Finals" on HGTV and hosted a college hoops show on CSTV with former Tar Heel Coach Matt Doherty. Most recently, Penn worked as a video essayist for ABC and ESPN while living in New York.
Thursday, March 6 2014 9:41 PM EST2014-03-07 02:41:10 GMT
As rain develops across the area this afternoon, we'll watch the threat for a wintry mix to develop this evening and overnight. More >>
As rain develops across the area this afternoon, we'll watch the threat for a wintry mix to develop this evening and overnight. With this in mind, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Person County from 9pm Thursday through noon Friday. A Winter Weather Advisory will also be in effect throughout this time frame for areas north and west of Wake County.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:13 PM EST2014-03-05 23:13:03 GMT
Officers interviewed a pregnant woman just two hours before she drove her minivan — with three children inside — into the ocean in Florida, but they had no grounds to stop her, authorities said Wednesday. EbonyMore >>
A woman drives her minivan into the surf at Daytona Beach, Fla., with her children on board as beachgoers scramble to rescue them.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 12:16 PM EST2014-03-06 17:16:12 GMT
An elementary school in Johnston County is on lockdown, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday.Four Oaks Elementary School is on lockdown after police received a call shortly before 11More >>
An elementary school in Johnston County was on lockdown after someone reports seeing a man with a gun in the area. More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-03-05 18:07:13 GMT
A Duke University student who says she performs in adult films is revealing the stage name she uses, and photos of herself. In an essay on the xojane.com website, the freshman, who goes by Belle Knox,More >>
A Duke student who says she acts in porn films is revealing a photo of herself as well as her stage name.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-03-06 16:04:16 GMT
Batkid, the cancer patient who thrilled San Francisco with his efforts to save the city, was scheduled to appear at the Oscars but was scratched at the last minute, his mother said. Natalie Scott toldMore >>
The 5-year-old Batkid who saved San Francisco was scheduled to appear on the Oscars, but his segment was cut before the show. More >>