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

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

City of Tyler, TxDOT prepping roads for forecasted winter weather

Man who survived Starrville Methodist Church shooting is home recovering

Starrville Methodist Church has first Sunday service since pastor was killed

National virtual service held for Starrville pastor killed in shooting

East Texan shares struggles those affected by Alzheimer’s this holiday season, beyond

County leaders in Deep East Texas keep watchful eye on high COVID-19 hospitalizations

Lufkin couple continues to monitor symptoms as part of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine study

Election work continues in East Texas following Election Day

Hurricane Laura evacuees pass through Lufkin, heading north

Hotels reach capacity, traffic increasing as hurricane evacuees arrive in Angelina County

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

The Next Normal: Finding a job

Nacogdoches nurse adopts dog of a hospice patient

Search for missing Carthage man now focused in Livingston

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

46 homes destroyed in deadly Onalaska storm

Early response to Governor Abbott’s COVID-19 travel orders

Games scheduled for East Texas roller derby league for first time in three years

Son of woman killed during Nacogdoches street race: ‘Her smile [brightened] up a room’

Federal agency begins examining plane wreckage in Cherokee County

East Texan using handwritten letters to connect with community

89-year-old Lufkin resident works out three times a week to keep independence

Cortney Steel, Inc. opens in Trinity to provide jobs for residents