Trent Bennett joined the KETK news team as the Longview bureau reporter in November 2016.
He is a native East Texan who is thankful to begin his career close to his hometown of Hallsville. While in high school, Trent made his first appearance on the KETK airwaves during an interview on East Texas Live to talk about his lead role in a local production.
Trent would attended college in East Texas at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts and a minor in English. His many leading roles performed in front of as many as a thousand people would prepare Trent for his future in TV. He would eventually fall in love with journalism while filling in for an SFA sports report.
In other camera work, Trent has taken roles in at least 20 undergraduate films at SFA, including one which is in the process of being entered at a regional film festival.
Outside of the newsroom, Trent enjoys watching films, reading books and taking his miniature dachshund Stella on walks.