East Texas News 9's Whitney Grunder says goodbye, thank you

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Nearly two years ago, I moved my entire life from sunny Los Angeles, California to Lufkin, Texas. What a huge change it was! With a move full of uncertainty, East Texans instantly made me feel welcome. I have had the pleasure and honor of getting to know you, and telling your stories on a nightly basis.

Friday completes my journey at KTRE. I have decided to embark on a new adventure. I will be moving to the Houston area, starting up my own freelance business as a dance instructor for children and adults. Dance has been a passion of mine since I was little, and thanks to my experiences as a journalist I finally have the courage to make this dream a reality. I will of course keep writing, as story-telling will forever remain a passion of mine.

Thank you again East Texas. As I forge ahead, I will always smile when I think about my first job in the Pineywoods and the people who made my time here so wonderful!

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