Jeff Awtrey

Jeff Awtrey

Digital Content Manager

East Texas

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 digital assignments manager, Jeff is responsible for managing the website, news apps, niche apps and social media for KLTV and KTRE.


Recent Articles by Jeff

Angelina County commissioner allegedly violated bond by contacting victims

Rep. Ashby bill investing alcohol sales tax to specialty courts passes committee

  Hefner bill for armed school security immunity gets final passage in House

Rep. Hefner’s bill requiring American-made voting machines passes committee

  Hefner bill for armed school security immunity passes prelim vote in House

  Sen. Hughes bill to publish voting history record passes committee

Sen. Hughes’ fetal heartbeat bill passes House committee vote

  Rep. Schaefer bill allowing no-permit gun carry gets final OK in House

Rep. Schaefer bill closing loophole on some late-term abortions passes committee

  Rep. Schaefer bill allowing no-permit gun carry passes prelim vote in House

Rep. White’s ballot paper trail bill gets committee OK

  Rep. Paddie bill on digital license plates gets final OK in House

Houston County grand jury indicts pair in connection with adult who died in hot vehicle

  Committee OKs designation of Henderson County highway in memory of deputies

  Rep. Paddie bill on digital license plates passes House prelim vote

  WATCH: Sen. Hughes lays out bill to remove racist language from deeds

Judge grants pretrial release for Polk County man accused in Capitol riots

  Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls gets final passage in House

  Ashby’s broadband bill gets final passage in Texas House

Polk County grand jury indicts 3 men accused in home shooting deaths of 2

  Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls passes House in prelim vote

  Ashby’s broadband bill passes House in unanimous prelim vote

  WATCH: Rep. White presents ballot paper trail bill to committee

  Missing child in Arp area found safe

  Rep. Schaefer bill closes loophole on some late-term abortions

  Rep. Ashby, speaker promote health legislation on eve of broadband bill presentation

AG’s office takes over case against driver in fatal Athens ISD bus crash

  Rep. Schaefer, Smith County officials make case to committee for new judicial court

  WATCH: State Rep. White presents bill on upgrading 911 service

State reports over 2,500 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week