About the The Holderness Family

Penn at WNCN - he's the evening news anchor in Raleigh.

Penn at WNCN – he’s the evening news anchor in Raleigh.

Penn  Holderness is an 18 year veteran of the TV business. Since college (UVA) he’s been a sports director in Colorado and Orlando, a TV host for Designer Finals, an ESPN Reporter, and most recently a newsanchor in Raleigh.

And after those 18 years, he’s decided that he isn’t really interested in about half of the things he talked about on the news.  So he’s quitting.  He now owns a production/marketing company (www.VisitTheGreenroom.com), and is using this blog to showcase the 100% of things he actually cares about.

Penn is married to Kim Dean Holderness (who is also his business partner).  That means that work arguments are taken personally which has led Kim to perfect the art of passive aggressive behavior. Kim was a television news reporter, most recently at Inside Edition in New York.

They have two kids, Lola and Penn Charles. They eat their vegetables, never throw tantrums in public places, and are always respectful of their parents. (THIS IS A LIE).

Penn, Kim, Lola and Penn Charles

Penn, Kim, Lola and Penn Charles

187 thoughts on “About the The Holderness Family

  1. Hi… You now have fans in Brazil! We think your family is awesome!! Loved the Jammies song, you have a beautiful family, my kids Nick (7) and Felipe (4) are also fans!! Looking forward to more, stuff!

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  2. Very, very cool xmas wishes! Look forward to next years video. All the best to you, Kim, Lola and Penn Charles for the coming year and hope that you have a ripsnorter of a Xmas. Merry Christmas from Down Under

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  3. I love the 2013 Xmas Jammies Video……..fantastic! I’ve shared it with my Family and Friends on Facebook. I am already looking forward to the Xmas 2014 Video. Gina, Born to be Found, Portishead, UK

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  4. Christmas Jammies is the most amazing video I’ve seen all year! I must have watched it 9 times. It’s fantastic, I hope you make many more fun videos. but my boyfriend and I watched Iron man3 recently and we saw Kim but we didn’t see Penn, where are you in the movie? we must have blinked and missed it. haha

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  5. Hi Penn,
    My name is Chrissy Slavinsky and I am a teacher in Wake County at Alston Ridge Elementary school. I would like to invite (beg) you to come and be our official pronouncer at our school spelling be on January 24th. Schools often ask local TV hosts to come and help out to make the event more exciting… although what could bee more exciting than spelling words, am I right? The students at our school are obsessed with your Christmas Jammies video Christmas card. Well I guess the whole world is, my friends from NY and CA have been posting it all over Facebook. Anyway, it would be SO SO SO exciting for you to be our local celebrity. Our students love the video so much that the teacher in the class next to mine actually got ‘Christmas jammies’ (with a song) as a gift today before we track out.

    The spelling bee will take place the afternoon of 1/24. You wouldn’t have to know the rules or do much besides say a bunch of words… If you are available and willing to help make this the coolest spelling bee ever, please get back to me and I will give you more details. I promise it will be lots of fun!!!!

    Thanks for your time :)

    Chrissy Slavinsky
    Academically or Intellectually Gifted Teacher
    National Board Certified Teacher
    Alston Ridge Elementary School
    cslavinsky@wcpss.net

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  6. Ok so we have watched Xmas Jammie’s like 100 times…so funny. My kids are 6 and 4 and when they fight I ask them how come we can’t be like Lola and Penn Charles…how in the world did you get them to do all that??? Awesome….Kris(Lizzie and Jonny’s mom)

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  7. Amazing talented family. Enjoy watching your Videos here in Ohio. I must say, It took guts quitting your job. Hats off to you! Good luck in everything! You and your wife will make it on your take on life.

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  8. Really wanted to check out your GreenRoom.com site but…error establishing database message popped up. Just wanted to let you know in case you have some issues you’re not aware of. Email me if you’d like some good info on resources for locking a wordpress site down like Fort Knox!
    By the way, I LOVED your Xmas jammies video! So creative and what a fun thing to do with your kidlets! great stuff!
    julie R
    San Diego
    Plus 1ing your page and will add you there too.

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  9. Love your videos! A friend shared the snow video on facebook, and I of course, forwarded it on. You guys are hilarious, and super talented! Good luck, we’ll be watching.

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    • Hi there! Exercise (walking, running, swimming, or those barre classes) is cheaper than therapy. : ) I’m always happy I worked out but rarely excited to do it. We bring the kids along too if we can. It’s more fun if there is company.

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  10. My 7 yr old LOVES all your videos, hence I am now a fan. I think the veggie song has actually helped us, my 7 yr old will now eat 2 carrots and 1 small piece of celery! Thanks! The Watson family

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  11. Great Fathers Day video….We loved bumping into you at the airport, the day that our travel plans had been cancelled. You were a fun bright lining when we needed this…my daughter was the one to point you out..as I am saying yes…yes..dear…trying to come up with travel plan “B”. Hope you had a blast in Texas..we ended up at the beach.
    Until next random encounter….keep the creativity coming!!

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  12. I might be your first D/HH fan (I’m hard of hearing and wear hearing aids) .. I laugh every time I see your videos and LOVING your back to school video (I’m a homeschooling mom but I still think it’s hilarious!) … I have a huge favor to ask. Is it possible for you guys to put subtitles up?? Please?? Pretty please?? <3

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  13. From one Holderness to another, *loved* the “Baby Got Class” video. It’s really cute, and a great way to say thank you. Keep up the great work here.

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