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

  Nacogdoches students earn career skills in small animal management class

72 ballots missing school board, bond info in Huntington on first day of early voting

’East Texas for the Missing’ provides search teams for baby; father uncooperative

  East Texas vineyard re-opens after being closed since mid-March

Cadaver dogs and drone added to help in search for missing Wells baby

Regional Amber Alert program assisting in search for missing Wells baby

Father of missing 5-week-old in Wells charged in connection with case

Volunteers in Wells coordinate search effort for missing 5-week-old baby

Observing the High Holy Days during COVID-19

Lufkin ISD explain change in student, school nurse interactions amid COVID-19

Newton High School football team helps clean up debris left by Hurricane Laura

Port Arthur evacuees share their next steps following the storm

The Next Normal: Physical education classes

Angelina County voters to decide on unit-road system in November

Child hot car deaths down amid COVID-19, but new risk posed to stay-at-home kids

  The Next Normal: Visit to the pediatrician

Crockett man charged with capital murder in missing aunt’s apparent death

  The Next Normal: Finding a job

Daughter of East Texas woman who died from COVID-19 urges public to wear masks

  The Next Normal: Support groups

Texas Education Agency releases more planning guidance for schools

  The Next Normal: Clothing stores take precautions due to COVID-19

Nacogdoches County approves license plate readers for sheriff’s office

Local leaders echo Governor Abbott’s guidance for slowing the spread of COVID

Lufkin independent living center expands visitation policies

Angelina County commissioners approve 7-year loan for road improvements

  The Next Normal: Residential cleaning services

Onalaska community members continue helping with relief efforts

Search efforts resume near area missing 79-year-old Carthage man was last seen

Search for missing 79-year-old Carthage man continues