Trent Bennett

Trent Bennett

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.

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    City of Tyler to be recognized as a Dementia Friendly Community
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    City of Tyler to be recognized as a Dementia Friendly Community

    The Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County will announce on Thursday at a press conference naming the City of Tyler a Dementia Friendly Community. The press conference will be at Genecov Room of the Chamber Building.

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  • Sports
    Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
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    Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness.

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  • Politics
    O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate
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    O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate - even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency. Answering a question in Spanish about the possibility of being another candidate's running mate, the Democratic former Texas congressman answered in Spanish: "I'm going to consider every way to serve this country. And, yes, that will include anything."

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    Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license plates
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    Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license plates

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Authorities in Haiti said Tuesday that five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating whether anyone authorized their entry into the country.

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  • Sports
    McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano
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    McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell's loyalty to the brand.

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  • Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - An Akita named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire. The 12-year-old was reunited with the Ballejos family of Paradise on Monday, Sacramento television station KXTV reported .

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  • National
    Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign raises more than $1 million in less than 4 hours

    Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign raises more than $1 million in less than 4 hours

    Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised more than $1 million for his 2020 presidential campaign in less than four hours, his team confirms, putting him well ahead of other contenders who launched their bids with strong financial support.

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  • News
    Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says
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    Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology were transferred without proper safeguards.

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  • News
    Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force
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    Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted. Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed legislation, Trump said space is the "future" and the "next step."

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  • National
    Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing
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    Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

    ATLANTA (AP) - Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing.

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