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

  Fewer people are signing up for Marketplace insurance as deadline approaches

WEBXTRA: Affordable Care Act deadline drawing near

Fraudulent informant list concerns Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office

Web Xtra: Nacogdoches County sheriff warns of fraudulent informant list

Portrait of fallen Nacogdoches County deputy painted by fellow law enforcement officer

Christmas Shared Blessings in Nacogdoches empower parents in need

WEBXTRA: Nacogdoches residents speak about ‘Shared blessings’

Raguet Elementary fifth graders in Nacogdoches learn financial literacy during holiday buying season

Nacogdoches ISD may not use more salt and 1% flavored milk following USDA relaxing nutrition rules

WEBXTRA: USAD is relaxing school lunch guidelines

Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsman provides good memories for hunters with special needs

SFA historian notes George H.W. Bush’s character contributed to his post-Cold War diplomacy

Nacogdoches friends recall Bush inauguration during the former president’s funeral

Portion of Nacogdoches Lanana Creek Trail re-named in honor of Francis Shofner

SFA bells toll in honor of former president George H.W. Bush

WEBXTRA: SFA bell toll to honor the late George H.W. Bush

Former SFA regent: President Bush was ‘patriot’ who loved U.S., Texas

Nacogdoches CVB: Hotel Fredonia ‘a stunning example of community revitalization’

Nine Flags Festival in Nacogdoches full of events designed to boost Christmas spirit

SFA professor serves as mentor teacher to woman she taught 19 years ago, woman’s mother