Texas Farm Bureau honors McCollum for excellence in journalism
(ARLINGTON, Texas)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) honored Donna McCollum, longtime KTRE-TV reporter, with its 2015 Excellence in Journalism award for outstanding coverage of agricultural issues. McCollum received the award during TFB’s 82nd annual meeting Dec. 6 in Arlington.
KTRE covers local and national news in the southern part of the Lufkin-Nacogdoches and Tyler-Longview area. The Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau (CFB) board of directors nominated McCollum for the award in the category market of over 50,000 in population.
“She’s completed countless agricultural-related stories, including the challenges of farmers, ranchers, growers and foresters,” the nomination stated.
The nominating county also noted McCollum’s commitment to covering environmental and health issues, property owners’ rights and county fairs.
“Donna McCollum is the woman you see running around town and country in a KTRE-TV vehicle headed to a story to tell,” the nomination added. “It’s the stories that take her to rural East Texas that she enjoys the most.”