Tori Bean joined the KETK team in October of 2021. Originally from North East Texas, she is glad to now call East Texas home.
Tori went to high school at New Boston high school in New Boston, Texas. She was involved in Theatre, FFA, Student Council, and numerus UIL events. Tori has always dreamed of being in front of the camera, but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with it. She always went back and forth with being an actress, having her own talk show, or being on the news.
Tori is a December 2015 graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Radio/TV and Theatre.
At SFA, Tori was an anchor and meteorologist for SFA’s Nac Edition as well as a radio DJ/ Entertainment news reporter for SFA’s KSAU 90.1. She was also a contributing videographer for SFA’s Pine Log. While at SFA Tori had one of her SFA Now radio shows with two fellow classmates win the South Central Broadcasting Audio 113 Magazine, Game show or Entertainment Program award. Tori participated in a few plays for the SFA Theatre program, and even played Annie Watkins Millard for the NAC 300 Year birthday celebration.
When she isn’t working, Tori likes to act, sing, read, write, spend time with her rescue cat Luna, and help out at her church. She loves to spend lots of time with her family, she is one of 7 kids. Tori loves to travel to new places with lots of history. Her dream vacation spot is Salem, Massachusetts. She loves to audition at Tyler’s local theatre whenever she can. She hopes she can be involved as much as possible with the East Texas community.
Tori is very grateful for her mom who always made her believe in herself and to never give up. She is also thankful for all her teachers and professors for all their support and guidance. She is excited to finally get to live out one of her dreams of being on the news. Tori is ready to learn everything she can about East Texas, and help out in anyway she can.