Donna McCollum

Donna McCollum produces stories for the weekday newscasts at 5, 6, and 10. Nacogdoches County keeps her busy, but she also covers news stories in adjacent counties. Donna is credited with several Associated Press news writing and newsgathering awards. She received the Texas Association of Broadcasters' Steve Pieringer Award, an award for valor and courage during the pursuit of a news story. Donna has also been recognized many times by local organizations. She has been named to the TASB (education) Honor Roll, noted for her media coverage by the Nacogdoches Tri-County NAACP Branch and was presented the State Media Award from the Texas Animal Control Association. Donna grew up in Houston, where she graduated from Memorial High School. She went on to graduate from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos. When not reporting for the East Texas News, Donna enjoys horseback riding. Donna's other job is at home, keeping up with her husband, KTRE's Marketing Director Mike Wiggins, and their son, Matthew. Donna lives just outside the city of Nacogdoches. When asked what she likes about the "Oldest Town in Texas," Donna replied, "I like the old town charm. The leadership takes pride in the heritage of Nacogdoches, but understands that progress is important. They are careful to control progress, however, to help maintain the unique characteristics of the city. I also enjoy the countryside around Nacogdoches." She says her most interesting assignments are those that tell a personal story. Frequently, people approach her with their experiences. "They believe no one is really interested in their life. Quite the contrary is true. People like hearing stories about their neighbors and, more times than you think, we all relate to them."

Recent Articles by Donna

  Airbnb, other short-term renters required to pay Nacogdoches hotel occupancy tax

Planned highway interchange in Nacogdoches requires a city budget amendment

SFA School of Art hosts internationally-renowned Caddo storyteller

Tree that hung over Nacogdoches street for decades cut down

Longtime singing telegram artist serenades valentines in Nacogdoches

Groups find common bond where major highways meet, create 21/7 Association

Nacogdoches County house fire claims lives of 2 women

Nacogdoches hospital teaches emergency care to Young Leaders of Tomorrow

Coalition to propose adding e-cigarettes, vaping to Nacogdoches smoking ordinance

Humane Society of Nacogdoches County offers free spay, neuter vouchers

Lumberjack Express mobile food lab gives SFA students lesson in culinary industry

New interim CEO for Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital confident hospital will survive

Grandson of Nacogdoches couple starts statewide campaign to end traffic fatality streak

WEBXTRA: Behind the scenes at Uncle Doug’s Chocolatier as they prepare for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate maker in Douglass promotes cocoa bean as a food, not a candy

Wedding planned between felon serving life sentence, East Texas juror who handed down guilty verdict

First person arrested in Nacogdoches nightclub shooting is victim’s cousin

Tax season is underway with lots of changes in store

Former club owner where shooting death happened pleased that arrest was made

‘Chairished Blessings’ in Nacogdoches to make dollars for Love INC