Erin Wides

Erin Wides

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

Recent Articles by Erin

  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

  Hanukkah celebrations shine a light even during pandemic

  Lufkin Economic Development Cooperation asking for input on downtown development

  NTSB continues investigation into plane crash at Angelina County airport

Winston Tree Farm hosts hunt for Wheelin’ Sportsmen

  East Texas hearing specialist seeing increase in patients during COVID-19

Presumptive Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan involved in plane crash at Angelina County Airport

  Lufkin City Council discusses what to do with blue recycling bins

  Large apartment fire in Nacogdoches displaces many residents

East Texas Foster Family Association turning to ‘Holiday Heroes’ to help children in foster care this Christmas

  WATCH: Jacksonville airs it out against Whitehouse

  East Texas businesses depending on Small Business Saturday shoppers

  Angelina County officials preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

  Lufkin couple continues to monitor symptoms as part of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine study

  J.D.’s Center of Hope hosts socially distant Thanksgiving event for guests