Donna McCollum

Donna McCollum

KTRE Reporter

Donna McCollum produces stories for the weekday newscasts at 5, 6, and 10. Nacogdoches County keeps her busy, but she also covers news stories in adjacent counties.

Donna is credited with several Associated Press news writing and newsgathering awards. She received the Texas Association of Broadcasters' Steve Pieringer Award, an award for valor and courage during the pursuit of a news story. Donna has also been recognized many times by local organizations. She has been named to the TASB (education) Honor Roll, noted for her media coverage by the Nacogdoches Tri-County NAACP Branch and was presented the State Media Award from the Texas Animal Control Association.

Donna grew up in Houston, where she graduated from Memorial High School. She went on to graduate from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos.

When not reporting for the East Texas News, Donna enjoys horseback riding. Donna's other job is at home, keeping up with her husband, KTRE's Marketing Director Mike Wiggins, and their son, Matthew.

Donna lives just outside the city of Nacogdoches. When asked what she likes about the "Oldest Town in Texas," Donna replied, "I like the old town charm. The leadership takes pride in the heritage of Nacogdoches, but understands that progress is important. They are careful to control progress, however, to help maintain the unique characteristics of the city. I also enjoy the countryside around Nacogdoches."

She says her most interesting assignments are those that tell a personal story. Frequently, people approach her with their experiences. "They believe no one is really interested in their life. Quite the contrary is true. People like hearing stories about their neighbors and, more times than you think, we all relate to them."

Recent Articles by Donna

London film crew interviews Nacogdoches County constable about 2014 rescue from burning car

Texas, Colorado game wardens work together to convict Nacogdoches County man in ‘major’ poaching case

Expert predicts renewed interest in security following Texas church shooting

Nacogdoches ISD police officers react after child brings meth to elementary school

Police arrest Nacogdoches woman in connection with drugs given out at school

Child given meth by another child shares what happened at Fredonia Elementary in Nacogdoches

Voters approve $10.5 million bond to help Alto ISD rebuild in wake of tornado

Victim speaks out about multiple shootings that left one man dead in Nacogdoches County

Voters to decide whether to allow Broaddus ISD to purchase attendance credits from state

Texas sheriff: Groom-to-be said he robbed bank to pay for wedding ring, venue

Change in Texas sexual assault laws benefit victims looking for justice, better tracks cases

Rise in quality of childcare in East Texas attributed to Texas Rising Star certification

Witnesses recall moments leading up to deputy-involved shooting in Nacogdoches County

Downtown Center to undergo major ‘streetscape’ renovation

Professor invites Alto tornado victims to take part in group therapy session at SFA

Wedding planned between felon serving life sentence, East Texas juror who handed down guilty verdict