Jeff Awtrey

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 planning assignments manager, Jeff is responsible for lining up future coverage for days, weeks and months ahead. If you have an event you would like to share, or any kind of story idea at all, you can reach out to him.

Recent Articles by Jeff

Henderson man accused of sex trafficking 2 women

City of Longview renews recycling contract, now must pay company to take materials

Longview man gets 9 years in connection with intoxicated-driving death

Whitehouse woman gets 30 months for embezzling from Tyler car dealership

Palestine man gets 200 years in prison for child porn charges

Trial for Gladewater woman arrested in murder-for-hire plot pushed to next year

Affidavit: Bullard murder suspect said ‘God is not going to forgive me’

Murder charges could be refiled on 2 suspects in Whitehouse shooting

Texas Rangers investigating officer-involved shooting at home of off-duty Longview police officer

Water line break on 346/69 intersection

Federal grand jury indicts Quitman man for child sexual exploitation

Mineola duo get 5 years on federal child porn charges

Duo accused of peddling meth in Harrison County indicted

Waskom man accused of propositioning child for sex arrested in undercover sting

Henderson County authorities: Man arrested for shooting dog from deer stand

Texas man who allegedly wanted to cannibalize girl granted mental competency exam

Indictment: Mount Enterprise city administrator pushed ticket quota on city marshal

Troup man accused of intoxicated driving in Whitehouse man’s death

Longview woman gets probation for fatal 2015 wreck

Tyler man pleads guilty in connection with father’s death