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Chatting with: T.J. Holmes

By// S. Tia Brown

T.J. Holmes wants you to stay awake— and watch him. The former CNN anchor has joined the ranks of late-nighters Jon Stewart and David Letterman with BET’s Don’t Sleep! But don’t expect stupid human tricks. “I’m a journalist foremost,” the 35-year-old tells JET.

The Oct. 8 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

JET: The show’s unique format will highlight your personality. How do you describe yourself ?

T.J. HOLMES: I am a perfect blend of my parents. My dad is boisterous, outgoing and social. My mom is the quiet assassin— with a sharp wit.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THIS ANCHOR-TURNED-TV-HOST, PICK UP THE NEW ISSUE OF JET MAGAZINE, ON SALE TODAY.