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
Almost a month after his father’s death, an East Texas man gets a surprise visit from Hospice in the Pines staff to honor his father’s legacy as a long-time veteran. KTRE's T'Ebonie Tanner has the details.
Although school is out, education continues. Kurth Memorial Library has open registration. The library has gone virtual and curbside for their summer reading program this year. KTRE's T'Ebonie Tanner speaks with the library director about the programs impact on kids in the community.
Many businesses across East Texas are getting back into the swing of things. Since re-opening, the Pitser Garrison convention center in Lufkin has made many changes for events held at the facility. East Texas News Weekend’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports how it’s been affected and what is to come.
Search efforts continued Friday, in hopes of finding missing 79-year-old Joe Roy McMillian. It has been one week since was last seen on surveillance video inside a shop along Texas 315, near the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department. A family member tells us why the search area has moved further south.
As unemployment numbers rise, more east Texans are looking for jobs. A Nacogdoches business held a job fair for people in the community on Thursday. Eddie Jackson attended the job fair in hopes to find another job to supplement his household income
Keith Wright is retiring on July 7th. He served as city engineer, assistant city manager and city manager for the city of Lufkin for the past 30 years. KTRE's T'Ebonie Tanner spoke with him about his impact in the Lufkin community and his future plans moving forward.
Massage therapists have the green light to reopen under Governor Abbott’s phase two of the Open Texas plan One business we spoke with isn't wasting any time and is beginning to schedule clients. East Texas new weekend's T’Ebonie Tanner has more on the ways they plan to keep staff and clients safe.
Whether dealing with a coronavirus outbreak or not, nursing homes continue to help families care for the elderly. Often that means end of life care. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with staff at a facility doing all they can to help families stay close as they say goodbye.
With statewide Covid-19 limitations in place and many children about to be out of school for the summer, the Boys and Girls Club of Lufkin is trying to navigate through the pandemic as they plan on reopening in early June.
On Tuesday, board members held a virtual meeting regarding the 2020-2021 school year. KTRE'S T'Ebonie Tanner spoke with the superintendent about upcoming plans for students and staff to return back to school on August 13th, 2020.
Two weeks ago today an EF-3 tornado swept across Polk County, killing two people and damaging more than 800 homes. KTRE's T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with a Texas Department of Transportation representative as work crews brought in heavy equipment to remove debris.
The number of homes destroyed has risen and many families are still in need of assistance. Today, work crews began removing debris from tornado-damaged areas within Onalaska and Seven Oaks. According to County Judge Sydney Murphy, 806 homes were destroyed by the EF-3 tornado that touched down in Po