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Who are Kim and Penn Holderness? What to know about new ‘Amazing Race’ champs | News

Who are Kim and Penn Holderness? What to know about new 'Amazing Race' champs | News
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— After graduating, Kim worked as a local TV reporter in Florida before joining “Inside Edition” in New York for three seasons from 2004-2008. In a 2019 video on the Holderness Family Vlogs YouTube channel, she said she mostly reported on red carpet events for “Edition,” and got to interview Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney.

— Penn grew up in Durham, attending Charles E. Jordan High School and the North Carolina Governor’s School. After high school, he attended the University of Virginia, where he majored in philosophy.

— After graduating from college in 1996, Penn worked in local TV news, first in Colorado, then in Orlando.

— Penn’s other on-air TV jobs have included hosting “Designer Finals” on HGTV, working as a video essayist for ABC and ESPN in New York and anchoring the evening news for WNCN/CBS 17 in Raleigh, where he worked until 2013.

— The couple met while they were working in local news in Orlando, and got married in 2005. They have two children: Lola, 14, and Penn Charles, 11. They also have a dog, Sunny.

“Christmas Jammies” goes viral

The couple’s life as internet personalities began in Christmas 2013, when Kim and Penn decided to send a “Christmas video greeting” instead of mailing out traditional family Christmas cards.

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