Donna McCollum

Donna McCollum

KTRE Reporter

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

  Austin-Raguet street intersection opens in time for first day of school

  China tariffs raise the cost of doing business for small business in Nacogdoches

  Two Nacogdoches women team up with nonprofit to host back-to-school resource fair

  Grit, Grace, Gratitude: New SFA president delivers first State of the University address

  Nacogdoches brewery on beer-to-go law: ‘Anytime we can change the law ... it’s a win-win’

  SFA University Series brings world-famous, award-winning entertainment to Nacogdoches

  Alto ISD embraces challenges of new school year as students return for first day

  Nacogdoches ISD police kick school year off with first responders breakfast

  Governor’s Small Business Forum in Nacogdoches focuses on entrepreneurship

  Solar power manufacturing plant brings jobs, innovation to Nacogdoches

  Historic bond, teacher raises boost moral for Nacogdoches teachers ahead of school year

  Nacogdoches couple working with city to establish curbside recycling business

  Temporary plan underway as Caddo Mounds site prepares $2.5 million rebuild project

  Gall’s Cafe, Nacogdoches’ newest eatery, is a story of entrepreneurship

  ’Nothing is routine’: Nacogdoches ISD police share new details in middle school break-in

  Nacogdoches police designate ‘safe zones’ for public exchanges

  City of Nacogdoches forms outreach committees ahead of 2020 Census

  Nacogdoches deacon gives insight on working with asylum seekers on Texas border, violence in El Paso

  Nacogdoches library clothing swap offers community benefits in several ways

  Jo’s Diner at Project HOPE in Nacogdoches now open

  Those who worked with Mike Perry in government, business remember his service

  All-clear issued after suspicious object found at Lumberjack Apartments in Nacogdoches

  Lone finalist for SFA president talks first impressions, educational philosophy

  Former Nacogdoches County judge, businessman dies at 82

  Christmas in July sale raises money for hospice patients without insurance

  SFA’s new children in the workplace policy facing opposition

Probation officers paint the town in Nacogdoches

  Nacogdoches city council reviewing food truck ordinance

  Tourniquets donated to SFA athletic trainers for ‘Stop the Bleed’ training

  Lufkin/SFA cowboy recognized before SFA regents