Jeff Awtrey

Jeff Awtrey has worked for KLTV and KTRE since 2009. He has been in East Texas media since 2000 with a previous background in newspaper. Jeff was born in Oklahoma and lived a part of his childhood in Hawaii before his family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas. After graduating from Nacogdoches, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University and earned a degree in journalism. Among Jeff’s career highlights are his part in covering Hurricanes Rita and Ike, the space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the film Charlie Wilson’s War and the Lufkin Little League All-Stars march to a national championship in 2017. After a call to serve God, Jeff attended a mission trip to Haiti in 2012. He and his wife then participated in three more trips and took part in a team which distributed Bibles they were able to purchase through a fundraising effort in the states. Jeff is the creator and organizer of the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown, an all-star basketball game which pits the top seniors of Angelina County against the top seniors of Nacogdoches County. Proceeds from the game go to a charity of the winning team's choice. The game has now been held for 10 years. Jeff loves pro wrestling, SFA basketball and, above all, his Houston Astros. In fact, Jeff even proposed to his wife during an Astros game before an audience at Minute Maid Park. Jeff and his wife, Cheryl, have three children, Adam, Emily and Anna. As planning assignments manager, Jeff is responsible for lining up future coverage for days, weeks and months ahead. If you have an event you would like to share, or any kind of story idea at all, you can reach out to him.

Recent Articles by Jeff

  Lufkin developer renovating apartment complex near downtown

Onalaska woman who stole from church agrees to 10 years probation

Texas man who allegedly wanted to cannibalize girl found competent to stand trial

Trinity County Sheriff’s Office investigating suspicious death

Lufkin business burns overnight

Houston County sheriff asking for help after receiving tip on 19-year-old cold case

TxDOT, police warn of slick spots in Lufkin

State fire marshal’s office unable to determine cause of fire which claimed Huntington man’s life

Angelina County deputies arrest man who ‘borrowed’ bulldozer to tow truck

Etoile ISD delaying start Tuesday

Shelby County attorney arrested on DWI charge

Affidavit: Former Angelina County political candidate conducted sex crime on Facebook Live

Livingston woman arrested, charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection to fatal February wreck

Two businesses have eye on Crockett

Lufkin man wanted in 2013 murder booked into Angelina County Jail

Pollok woman accused of stealing $36K from employer over 10 months

DPS Report: Livingston woman killed by patrol unit had drugs in system; trooper was speeding and distracted

Federal judge sentences woman who stole almost $400K from title company to 33 months

Federal grand jury indicts man accused of robbing 3 East Texas banks

Former Lufkin mayor Louis Bronaugh dies