Erin Wides

Erin Wides


East Texas

Erin Wides joined the KTRE News 9 team in December of 2019 as a Reporter/MMJ.

Erin grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri (Go Blues, Go Cardinals!). In May 2019 she graduated from the University of Central Missouri with her bachelor’s degree in digital media production, with an emphasis in digital journalism.

While in college, Erin was the features editor for the award-winning school newspaper. She enjoyed telling stories involving the shakers, doers, and change-makers in the community.

She has worked as a Production Assistant at FOX4 in Kansas City and most recently worked as the Communications Associate for Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, watching TedTalks, and playing guitar.

Erin is excited for her next adventure in Texas and to better learn about and share the stories of East Texas.

If you have any story ideas or just want to talk, feel free to email her at


  • University of Central Missouri, Digital Media Production

Recent Articles by Erin

  Members gather for Easter service after a tornado damages Mt. Enterprise church

  Legendary skater Tony Hawk collaborates with Tyler family on song, shows power of kindness

  Tyler neighborhood saves homeless dog struck by car

  Neches principal’s personnel file letters allege she coerced statements from students during investigation

East Texas teachers, child care staff get ready to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations

  Neches ISD school board extends contract of principal arrested for allegedly hindering investigation into sexual assault of child

Power restored to Lufkin water plants crippled by winter storm

  Cardboard cutout of Patrick Mahomes moving around Whitehouse

  Texas legislators proposing bills which could impact future election process

  East Texas doctor says some patients showing heart problems following COVID-19

Mahomes Mania sweeps through hometown of Whitehouse

  9-year-old basketball player in Hallsville inspiring teammates

  Off-duty East Texas paramedic helps deliver sister’s baby in ambulance

East Texan fundraises for people who have lost family due to COVID-19, after losing her dad to the virus

  Man shot at Starrville Methodist Church moved out of ICU into hospital rehab facility

  Starrville Methodist Church met to pray for pastor, members, one another

  Angelina County Commissioners begin developing job description for unit road system supervisor

  Ellen Trout Zoo collecting leftover Christmas trees

  Friends, colleagues remember Bill Teague as leader, man of faith

Nacogdoches pilot celebrates 50 years since first solo flight

Affinity Hospice helps bring Christmas joy to residents

  Lufkin bakery staying busy on Christmas Eve

East Texas business seeing an increase in sales despite rollback

  ETX businesses to receive government relief soon

  East Texan shares struggles those affected by Alzheimer’s this holiday season, beyond

  Impacts COVID-19 and UIL restrictions have on high school athletics

  Angelina County and city announce capacity rollbacks

  Preparing our pets for life after pandemic

  County leaders in Deep East Texas keep watchful eye on high COVID-19 hospitalizations

Toys for Tots spent weekend collecting toys for those in need