Gordon Williams at LUTV filming

LUTV News is the biweekly newscast produced by students in the Department of Communication and Media at Lamar University. Broadcast journalism students are required to pitch, shoot, write, and edit news stories for each week’s thirty-minute program and online content. Production is led by student producers, directors, and crew members, which gives students practical news production experience.

LUTV News and its news reporters have garnered awards in student and professional competitions from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the Houston Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Press Club of Southeast Texas.

Previous LUTV News talent and production crew members have also interned and were employed by media companies such as Black Entertainment Television (BET), CNN, Disney, ESPN, Lamar Video/Lamar University Athletics, Spectrum News, and TEGNA.   

Former LUTV News talent and production crew members have worked as professionals in a number of television markets across the United States, including Austin, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Charlotte, Houston, Knoxville, Memphis, New York City, San Antonio, and more.          

LUTV News is broadcast via Spectrum Cable on Channel 7 in Beaumont, Texas, and the exclusive online content is available daily on the LUTV News YouTube channel and the LUTV News Facebook page. 

For more information on LUTV News, please visit the LUTV Studio in the Theatre Annex Room 116 at Lamar University, email, or call (409) 880-8038.