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

  Marshall native, legendary boxer George Foreman in Nacogdoches for film festival

  Hudson VFD substation closed following burglary, items stolen identified

  Culture Expo planned in Nacogdoches for Saturday to commemorate Black History Month

  Enthusiast offers free swing dance lessons at Nacogdoches church

  WEBXTRA: Lanana Creek flooding

  Regional water planning group focuses on preparing for future needs of East Texans

  International students studying at SFA concerned about coronavirus’ impact on families

  Lufkin city manager testifies in favor of Texas cities keeping online sales tax revenue

  Humane Society of Nacogdoches County offers limited free spay, neuter services

  Residents at Lufkin retirement facility tie the knot in Valentine’s Day ceremony

  Rural ‘one-stop shop’ health clinic set to open in Nacogdoches in March

  City of Garrison and Nacogdoches ISD investigate recent ransomware attack

  Residents at Lufkin retirement facility to marry on Valentine’s Day

  WEBXTRA: Search resumes for missing 67-year-old Nacogdoches County woman

  Nacogdoches County judge discusses new state-mandated cyber training on same day NISD infected by ransomware

  Republican candidates vying for Nacogdoches County District Attorney face off in open forum

  SFA offering two tuition plans to students in fall semester

  Diversity conference at SFA draws hundreds for message of equity, inclusion

  ‘We are here to help’: Pilgrim’s reaches out to closing Coca-Cola plant employees with potential job offers

  Rehab center in Nacogdoches ‘overwhelmed’ by Valentine’s Day card sent to residents

  United Way of Nacogdoches County surpasses yearly fundraising goal

  London film crew interviews Nacogdoches County constable about 2014 rescue from burning car

  Garrison ISD $12-million bond proposal designed to bring new high school for Bulldogs

  Lufkin, Nacogdoches chambers of commerce combine lobbying efforts in Austin

  On first day interim Nacogdoches city manager sheds thoughts on future plant closure

  NacSpace and Elliott Electric Lighting Showroom share grand openings with high tech ideas

  SFA student, bladesmith Kevin Burgess wins $10K during ‘Forged in Fire’ episode

  The Art Exchange in Nacogdoches closing

  SFA Board of Regents vote to approve construction of new beef farm

  SFA Athletics nets millions in intrinsic value in win over Duke