Tristan Hardy joined CBS19 in October 2015, then he became the Longview reporter in January 2016.

He is humbled to start his career in journalism in East Texas. Tristan is a Native Texan, born and raised in Dallas, earning his B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Tristan prides himself on being the only reporter in East Texas who wears bow ties.

When he's not covering the news, he's active on social media, working on his photography skills and reading.

Tristan is a member of the National Association of Black Journalist, and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Incorporated.

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