Jeff Awtrey

Jeff Awtrey

Digital Content Manager

East Texas

Jeff Awtrey has worked for KLTV and KTRE since 2009. He has been in East Texas media since 2000 with a previous background in newspaper.

Jeff was born in Oklahoma and lived a part of his childhood in Hawaii before his family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas. After graduating from Nacogdoches, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University and earned a degree in journalism.

Among Jeff’s career highlights are his part in covering Hurricanes Rita and Ike, the space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the film Charlie Wilson’s War and the Lufkin Little League All-Stars march to a national championship in 2017.

After a call to serve God, Jeff attended a mission trip to Haiti in 2012. He and his wife then participated in three more trips and took part in a team which distributed Bibles they were able to purchase through a fundraising effort in the states.

Jeff is the creator and organizer of the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown, an all-star basketball game which pits the top seniors of Angelina County against the top seniors of Nacogdoches County. Proceeds from the game go to a charity of the winning team's choice. The game has now been held for 10 years.

Jeff loves pro wrestling, SFA basketball and, above all, his Houston Astros. In fact, Jeff even proposed to his wife during an Astros game before an audience at Minute Maid Park.

Jeff and his wife, Cheryl, have three children, Adam, Emily and Anna.

As digital assignments manager, Jeff is responsible for managing the website, news apps, niche apps and social media for KLTV and KTRE.

Recent Articles by Jeff

Rep. Schaefer bill allowing no-permit gun carry passes prelim vote in House

Rep. White’s ballot paper trail bill gets committee OK

Rep. Paddie bill on digital license plates gets final OK in House

Houston County grand jury indicts pair in connection with adult who died in hot vehicle

WATCH: Sen. Hughes lays out bill to remove racist language from deeds

Judge grants pretrial release for Polk County man accused in Capitol riots

Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls gets final passage in House

  Ashby’s broadband bill gets final passage in Texas House

Polk County grand jury indicts 3 men accused in home shooting deaths of 2

Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls passes House in prelim vote

  Ashby’s broadband bill passes House in unanimous prelim vote

  WATCH: Rep. White presents ballot paper trail bill to committee

Rep. Schaefer bill closes loophole on some late-term abortions

  Rep. Ashby, speaker promote health legislation on eve of broadband bill presentation

  WATCH: State Rep. White presents bill on upgrading 911 service

State reports over 2,500 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

Tyler County Sheriff’s Office seeks tips from public on Lufkin man’s shooting death

  Rep. Ashby bill requiring flood history for oil disposal passes committee

State reports 680 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

Man dies after shooting incident involving Mount Pleasant police at apartment complex

Autopsy inconclusive on Lufkin man found dead, credit card stolen

  Rep. Ashby’s broadband bill gets OK from committee

  SFA ‘swatting’ victim sues school, alleged perpetrators

  WATCH: Rep. Ashby introduces broadband bill to committee

WATCH: House committee hears testimony on Schaefer plumbing bill

See if Nacogdoches librarian won on first day on Jeopardy!

Polk County man accused in Capitol riots makes appeal for release

  State Sen. Hughes bill on ERCOT pricing flies through senate approval

Woman hit by vehicle while crossing Lufkin loop

2nd Chick-fil-A location coming to Marshall