Dana Hughey is the anchor for The Morning Loop and The Noon Show on CBS19.
Dana returned home to CBS19 after a short stint away focusing on family.
She’s proud to call East Texas home after growing up in Kingwood, near Houston.
You might not know this, but Dana is a native East Texan. She was born in Lufkin where many extended family members still live. In her younger years, she also lived in Nacogdoches and Henderson.
Dana graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Journalism. She’s always loved football, but that passion grew even deeper while watching the Aggies play at Kyle Field. After college, Dana worked for KPRC in Houston.
Her love of local TV news brought Dana back to East Texas in 1999. She reported and anchored for a station in Lufkin before making the move to Tyler in 2001. Through the years, Dana shared many important stories impacting East Texans that the she will never forget. One of the most impactful moments of her career happened early one morning when the Columbia Space Shuttle broke up over East Texas. Dana reported live from the field in Nacogdoches where large sections of the shuttle landed. Also imprinted on Dana’s heart is the devastating shooting at the Smith County Courthouse. Many of her friends lost a great man that day and she shared the impact of his death trying to save others during the gunfire.
Dana loves sharing the many heartwarming and impactful stories in our community. One of her favorites – the miracles of the Children’s Miracle Network. So many lives saved because of the generous hearts of East Texans and the wonderful physicians in our community. This touches a special chord for Dana because she has two miracles of her own. Her twins made an especially early appearance in 2008 at just 25 weeks which took her family away from Tyler to Ft. Worth for almost 6 months. Dana and her husband, Trey, not only share the twins, but a vivacious daughter. If you know Dana, you know her family is her everything! The entire Hughey family can’t wait to see her back on TV doing what she loves for the community she loves.
Dana enjoys volunteering and supporting the community that’s given her so much. She’s now a sustainer for the Junior League of Tyler. She also served as VP of Communications and Mistletoe and Magic Marketing Chair during her time in JLT. Her family served as ambassadors for the March for Babies walk. That’s close to their hearts since the March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of moms and babies across the country. Dana and Trey also served on the Cook Children’s NICU board because they never take their long NICU journey for granted. You may also remember Dana’s Fit City series on CBS19. She spent many years emceeing events for Fit City and Lighten up East Texas. To this day, she still loves finding great healthy recipes for her family and jogging with her husband.