skip navigation
John Holliman

John Holliman

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

John Holliman - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video



Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1998
Born: October 23, 1948 Cause of Death: car accident
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: correspondent, news anchor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

CNN national correspondent John Holliman joined the network in 1980 as part of its original news team and two years later was the first correspondent selected for the news channel's Washington bureau. Before joining CNN, Holliman he worked in news radio, holding reporter and anchor positions at Metromedia Radio. In 1974, he was named agricultural editor as well as correspondent for the Associated Press Radio Network. Always highly regarded by his journalistic peers, the reporter had impressive turns on CNN covering the US space program and China's infamous 1989 Tiananmen Square student protest. Fame and critical acclaim came his way as a result of his reporting from Baghdad during the outbreak of the Persian Gulf war in 1991. While displaying exceptional courage by covering the bombings on the scene, Holliman brought a more human element to the story, uttering an awe-inspired "Holy cow!" as bombs and fire rained out of the sky. He was set to helm CNN's coverage of original astronaut John Glenn's return to space in October 1998, co-anchoring with the legendary Walter Cronkite, but he died tragically in a car crash near his suburban Atlanta home just weeks before the scheduled launch. ...

CNN national correspondent John Holliman joined the network in 1980 as part of its original news team and two years later was the first correspondent selected for the news channel's Washington bureau. Before joining CNN, Holliman he worked in news radio, holding reporter and anchor positions at Metromedia Radio. In 1974, he was named agricultural editor as well as correspondent for the Associated Press Radio Network. Always highly regarded by his journalistic peers, the reporter had impressive turns on CNN covering the US space program and China's infamous 1989 Tiananmen Square student protest. Fame and critical acclaim came his way as a result of his reporting from Baghdad during the outbreak of the Persian Gulf war in 1991. While displaying exceptional courage by covering the bombings on the scene, Holliman brought a more human element to the story, uttering an awe-inspired "Holy cow!" as bombs and fire rained out of the sky. He was set to helm CNN's coverage of original astronaut John Glenn's return to space in October 1998, co-anchoring with the legendary Walter Cronkite, but he died tragically in a car crash near his suburban Atlanta home just weeks before the scheduled launch.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Contact (1997) Himself
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Raised in Thomasen, Georgia
1970:
Was an anchor and reporter at the Atlanta, Georgia radio station WSB-AM
1972:
Was an anchor and correspondent for Metromedia Radio
1974:
Worked as the agricultural editor and correspondent for the Associated Press Radio Network
1980:
Was an original correspondent for CNN
1982:
Became first correspondent hired for CNN's Washington bureau
1989:
Reported on the student revolt in China's Tiananmen Square
1991:
Won fame and critical acclaim for his on-scene reporting of the Gulf War bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
1997:
Covered the Pathfinder mission to Mars
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

University of Georgia: -

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Diane Holliman. Third wife; born c. 1948; survived him.

Family close complete family listing

father:
John Holliman. Lawyer. Deceased.
mother:
Arva Tolbert Holliman. Survived him.
brother:
Max Tolbert Holliman. Younger; survived him.
son:
John Emmett Holliman. Born c. 1993; survived him.
VIEW COMPLETE FAMILY LISTING

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute