T’Ebonie Tanner joined the KTRE News 9 team in November of 2019 as a Reporter/MMJ.
T’Ebonie was born in Kansas, but raised in Jasper, Alabama. She graduated from the University of North Alabama where she earned her bachelor’s in communications: multimedia journalism. While at UNA, she interned for WAFF 48 News station in the sales department.
Before moving to Texas, T’Ebonie was a production assistant for ABC 33/40 News in Birmingham, AL.
T’Ebonie is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
She enjoys reading, spontaneous road trips, trying out new food places and spending time with loved ones. She is excited to call East Texas her new home and to report on the stories that matter most.
To send her stories ideas, email her at email@example.com
The city of Nacogdoches firefighters returned home on Thursday after helping combat wildfires in California.The captain says it was a learning experience for their department. East Texas News Weekends T’Ebonie Tanner has more.
The city of San Augustine is putting the finishing touches on a quarter-million dollar grant to improve the downtown area. As KTRE's T’Ebonie Tanner reports business owners say the sidewalk project is an improvement to the city's landscape.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an East Texas organization is shifting the way it helps people overcome substance abuse and mental health issues. As East Texas News Weekends T’Ebonie Tanner reports, assistance is still needed and virtual counselling has helped.
Governor Greg Abbott announced that bars are able to re-open this coming Wednesday, October 14th. But in Lufkin, one bar owner says they are still waiting on a decision to be made by the Angelina county judge to open their doors.
TXDOT announced a proposed project which includes the widening of US-259 in Nacogdoches to SH-204 at the Rusk county line. The community is invited to attend the virtual public meeting on Tuesday, October 13th.
On Wednesday, Lufkin ISD broke ground at Lufkin Middle School and the new multipurpose complex at Lufkin High School. These projects are funded by the $75 million dollar bond package approved by voters in May 2018. As KTRE's T'Ebonie Tanner reports a lot of progress has been made.
It was after police entered Christin Evans' room when they learned there was no threat and a false report was made. Now, the university is asking permission from the victim to release body camera video of the incident. East Texas News Weekend’s T’Ebonie Tanner has the details.
It has been two weeks since a baby went missing from Wells. Cherokee county sheriff says he does not believe five-week-old baby Armaidre Argumon was kidnapped, but he says authorities also aren't entirely ruling that out either. KTRE'S T'Ebonie Tanner has the details.
The state fire mutual aid system has about 7,000 local firefighters from across Texas that deploy during all kinds of disasters. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports the city of Nacogdoches Fire Department has a crew out in California helping to combat wildfires.
This year, Lufkin community members are invited to select the two official mission patches for SSEP Mission 14 to the international space station. S-S-E-P stands for student’s spaceflight experiment program. Lufkin ISD has two patches in the running. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner has the details.
Many events across East Texas have been cancelled due to Covid-19. But in Lufkin, the annual Heritage Festival is still happening with Covid-19 protocols in place, of course. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner has the details.
A new school year comes with new changes—and a group of educators and college students are working to make studying easier for people needing assistance. As KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports, this virtual service is free of charge and anyone can use it.
On Tuesday, Lufkin ISD administrators presented the school board with a review of their asynchronous learning plan for virtual students. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner finds out how one family’s virtual learning progress is going so far.
Justin Smith is a lineman from Jasper county whose home was recently destroyed by Hurricane Laura. And while working to help others—he got injured. East Texas News Weekends' T’Ebonie Tanner reports how his community has come together to support him.
African Americans are twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s than people of other races. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports— knowledge about Alzheimer’s will help people better understand how to deal with the disease.
The city of Lufkin is in the construction phase of creating a walking trail at one of the city’s premier parks. This project is part of their long-term Capital Improvement Plan. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with city officials and has more details about its progress.