Erin Wides

Erin Wides


East Texas

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


  • University of Central Missouri, Digital Media Production

Recent Articles by Erin

Gregg County educators receive COVID-19 vaccine

  East Texas teachers, child care staff get ready to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations

  Retiring GABC pastor reflects on ministry, plans to continue even away from pulpit

All Saints Outdoor Learning Center destroyed by fire during winter storm

  Bruno’s Pizza in Tyler re-opens after partial roof collapse caused by winter storm

  ‘Tyler Street Team’ created to help those experiencing homelessness

  Annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail still on despite some effects from cold

  East Texas drivers hoping to get answers after vehicles were left splattered with road paint

  East Texas Food Bank receives donation that can provide 35,000 meals to local families

  Whitehouse REC helping students with remote learning

  Neches ISD school board extends contract of principal arrested for allegedly hindering investigation into sexual assault of child

City of Tyler’s boil water notice to be lifted pending test results

  City of Tyler fire personnel remain busy following winter storm

  Churches in Whitehouse handing out free hot meals Sunday

  WEBXTRA: True Vine Brewing Company in Tyler gives out free water

  True Vine brewery giving out free filtered water

Power restored to Lufkin water plants crippled by winter storm

  East Texas family stays in one room to keep warm without power

  Tyler barbecue business offering shelter

  City of Tyler begins clearing roads through hospital district

  East Texas florists face weather challenges Valentine’s Day weekend

  City of Tyler, TxDOT prepping roads for forecasted winter weather

  Man who survived Starrville Methodist Church shooting is home recovering

  Wet road paint on Highway 155 splattered white, yellow paint on vehicles

Neches ISD superintendent keeping wife as principal following arrest

  Bullard Volunteer Fire Department holds ‘push-in’ ceremony for new engine

  Troup Library receives $57K grant to remodel inside of library

  Cardboard cutout of Patrick Mahomes moving around Whitehouse

  Texas legislators proposing bills which could impact future election process

  East Texas doctor says some patients showing heart problems following COVID-19