An exchange program for American and German journalists is building bridges of understanding through the field of broadcasting. A news presenter for a regional public TV network in eastern Germany just spent a week embedded in the KLTV newsroom, the largest news organization in East Texas. Janett Eger, a journalist with Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), presents…
Category: Professional Updates
Updates on Lane’s career as a broadcast journalist.
Lane Luckie’s special reports from Germany honored by Texas Association of Broadcasters
KLTV news anchor and reporter Lane Luckie’s special series ‘Germany In Focus’ was honored with a first place award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters. His on-the-ground coverage of last year’s German Federal Parliamentary Election from Berlin was recognized as the winner of the Multimedia/ Digital Storytelling category in the TV II division of the…
Showing off Tyler, Texas as Lone Star Emmy Awards goes virtual
This year’s Lone Star Emmy Awards show is going virtual due to the pandemic. When my co-anchor Erika Bazaldua and I were asked to be presenters in a taped broadcast, we thought it’d be a great idea to show off ‘The Rose Capital of America’ during our segment. Tyler’s Rose Garden Center and Museum served…
How to make the most out of a journalism fellowship
For journalists, a fellowship can provide unmatched mid-career professional development and opportunities for meaningful personal growth. Having completed fellowships with the RIAS Berlin Commission and the East-West Center, I was recently invited to share my own experiences in a panel discussion at RTDNA/SPJ’s annual ‘Excellence in Journalism’ conference. These international reporting experiences required a significant…
Lane Luckie elected president of NSU Alumni Association board
Lane Luckie is bringing more than a decade of experience to his new role as president of the Northwestern State University Alumni Association board of directors. In this volunteer capacity, the 2008 graduate will lead a 32-person board in working to promote the advancement of academic excellence by developing coalitions among alumni, students, friends and…
A legend among giants: Remembering Kenny Boles
It’s now been a year since KLTV & KTRE lost our longtime news director, Kenny Boles, who was called home unexpectedly in 2018 after a short battle with cancer. His impact in the lives and careers of so many of my colleagues keeps Kenny in the forefront of what we do each day. A plaque…
Honored again with a 2018 Lone Star EMMY award
We are so honored to have been recognized with a Regional Emmy® award from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding achievement in Morning/Daytime Newscast – Smaller Markets (61+). I truly get to work with some of the best people I know. We wanted to dedicate this…
NSU J-Day, an opportunity to reconnect with my “why”
I’m always honored to be invited to speak at my alma mater, Northwestern State University. Their annual J-Day is connects future journalists with communications professionals to discuss trends in the industry, news philosophy, and career advice. High school students from around Louisiana and Texas are also participating in journalism competitions, listening to keynote lectures, and…
Lane Luckie selected as fellow for East-West Center journalist exchange in China
Award-winning journalist Lane Luckie has been selected to travel to China this Fall to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies. As a fellow of the East-West Center’s China-United States Journalist Exchange, the KLTV anchor and reporter will travel to Asia September 7-21, 2018. “As changes…
Reporter’s Notes: Lessons learned in Germany
As I stepped off the platform onto my train to the Frankfurt Airport, my world seemed to transform into a slow motion flood of memories. After three weeks in Germany as a fellow with the RIAS Berlin Commission, this life experience had just become my standard by which all others will be measured. Gazing out…
Honored with a 2017 Lone Star EMMY award
I’m so honored to have been recognized with a Regional EMMY from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Outstanding achievement in Morning/Daytime Newscast – Smaller Markets (61+). We have a tremendously talented and dedicated morning news team. Our viewers have come to trust KLTV for exceptional coverage…
KLTV anchor Lane Luckie to participate in broadcast journalist exchange abroad
I am embarking on an immersive learning opportunity that I suspect will become the standard by which all others will be measured in my life.
Lane Luckie selected to become Fellow for RTDNF German/American exchange
Lane Luckie, a news anchor, producer, and reporter at KLTV in Tyler, Texas has been selected to join a group of 14 producers, reporters, editors, and online journalists from across the country to become Fellows the middle of September during the height of the German election campaign. It will be the largest group of American…
WATCH: Finding signs of hope buried in tornado debris
More than 40 volunteers showed up to help a Henderson County family search through what remains of their home, which was destroyed Saturday by a violent tornado.
WATCH: Judging the Official Texas Gumbo Cook-off
For the last few years, I’ve had the great privilege of being invited to judge the Official Texas Gumbo Cook-off. Click here to check out what goes into the competition!
WATCH: Riding atop a fire engine in Longview’s Christmas Parade
One of my favorite community events in all of East Texas is the annual Longview Christmas Parade. Click here to watch.
Behind the scenes of my annual tie tribute
I’ve really grown to love this tradition. Every year, I pull this necktie out of the closet and wear it on or around my grandfather’s birthday. He retired it from his collection and “passed it down” to me when I was in high school, a few years before he died. Sunday would have been “Paw…
Reporter’s Notes: Hurricane Katrina, 10 years later
Hurricane Katrina — perhaps the two most infamous words in Louisiana’s infamous history. The storm rained down so much devastation and sorrow on the Bayou State, yet somehow seemed to bring out the best in us. Now a decade after the fierce hurricane came ashore, the recovery process is far from over. Parts of New…
Celebrating 60 years of broadcasting in East Texas
Happy birthday KTRE! This weekend our station, serving Deep East Texas, celebrated 60 years of broadcasting excellence and service to the community. Hundreds of East Texans, local and state dignitaries, along with KTRE staffers, both past and present, gathered at the studios north of Lufkin for a Texas-sized celebration. A few families even camped out in…
WATCH: Cedric Takes a Tumble
Click the video below to watch a clip from GMET, where you should expect the unexpected.
WATCH: Snow blankets downtown Tyler, Texas
Click here to watch my tour of the snowfall in downtown Tyler, Texas.
WATCH: Storm chase leads to tornado-ravaged town
Click here to watch raw video of my storm chase through Hopkins County.
WATCH: Tornado destroys N. Hopkins Fire House
Click here to watch my tour of the tornado destruction at the North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department’s station number 3 on April 3, 2014.
WATCH: Tornado destroys Hopkins Co. homes, businesses
Click here to watch my interview with a Hopkins County, Texas resident who survived a tornado destroying his home and business.
Tornado flattens Hopkins Co. homes, businesses; fire station destroyed
The National Weather Service is expected to survey a nearly five-mile wide debris field to determine if a tornado is responsible for extensive damage in Hopkins County on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A trained storm spotter reported a possible tornado that touched down around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in the community of Birthright, north of Sulphur…
WATCH: Explaining hail fog in Henderson County
Click here to watch my report explaining the hail fog after a storm passed through Henderson County, Texas.
WATCH: Icy conditions reported on Interstate 20
Click here to watch my report on thick slush and ice building up along Interstate 20 in Smith County on March 2, 2014.
WATCH: West Texas storm chase
Click here to watch our storm chase in the Texas panhandle.
Up close: West Texas storm chase intercepts tornado
Chasing funnel clouds through the rolling hills of Rusk County to being pummeled with hail on the interstate in Harrison County, the KLTV Mobile StormTracker vehicle has already been put through the gauntlet. Wanting to test some modifications to the camera system on the chase vehicle, Meteorologist Grant Dade and I set out to track…
WATCH: Truck crushed by tornado-toppled tree
Click here to watch my report on our storm chase that headed into the path of a destructive tornado.
WATCH: Aerial view of ice storm from Chopper 7
Click here for an aerial view of the East Texas ice storm from KLTV’s Chopper 7.
WATCH: East Texans mark 10 years since Shuttle Columbia tragedy
Click here for my coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy and recovery effort.
WATCH: My night with blues legend BB King
Click here for my interview with Blues legend BB King.
Legendary musician B.B. King sings the blues for East Texas audience
It’s not every day one of the most prolific musicians of the modern era performs in East Texas. Living legend B.B. King performed Thursday night in front of a crowd of hundreds at Tyler’s Caldwell Auditorium. Fans were treated to a trip through decades of musical magic from the moment the 87-year-old strapped on his…
KLTV Thanksgiving behind-the-scenes & a collection of recipes
Originally posted on In Mama Steph's Kitchen:
November has been a lovely, busy month. Some of the crew along with Grant, Dia, Lane and me. My son Justin is right behind me! He operates a camera on GMET. I was excited to be a part of a special edition of Good Morning East Texas.…