Gary Bass

Digital Content Producer

Gary Bass grew up in Athens, Texas, where he graduated from high school. He played football for the Athens Hornets.

He started his college career at Texas A&M University in College Station, and he finished up his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in May of 1997.

Shortly afterward, he started working as a staff writer for the Athens Review and the Cedar Creek Pilot. He covered the county and Cedar Creek Lake beats, but he also covered sports and filled in as sports editor on occasion. While there, he won numerous awards for news and column writing, and he covered the execution of the infamous Betty Beets.

In 2000, he started working as a staff writer for the Lufkin Daily News in Lufkin, Texas. While there, he covered the business, education, and politics beats and was a co-winner of several awards. He also helped with the newspaper’s coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy and did several interviews with death row inmates.

Gary and his family moved to California in March of 2006, and he worked as a substitute teacher while he was there. Then in the summer of 2007, he and his family got the opportunity to move back to East Texas. Gary was very tempted to kiss the ground when the family’s two-car caravan crossed the New Mexico-Texas border.

After he moved back to Texas, Gary enrolled in graduate school at SFA, where he earned his teaching certification and then graduated with a master’s degree in English in 2012.

While he was in graduate school, Gary worked as an adjunct English instructor at Angelina College, a freelance magazine writer, and an employee at a barbecue restaurant.

Gary started working as a web content producer for KTRE in September of 2012, and he moved up to work in the KLTV newsroom in December of 2018.

Gary, who is a father of two children and a granddad, enjoys spending time with his family, working out, going to movies, reading, writing, and going to church when he is not working as a web content producer.


Recent Articles by Gary

Texas sheriff: Groom-to-be said he robbed bank to pay for wedding ring, venue

Sheriff’s office files additional aggravated sex assault of child charge on Nacogdoches man

Harrison County couple arrested after 5-year-old boy found with bruises all over body

Sulphur Springs police asking for information in brutal animal cruelty cases

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help in solving 2012 murder

Sabine County constable indicted on sexual assault, indecent exposure, harassment charges

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office releases new information in accidental shooting death of 13-year-old boy

Polk County jury finds man guilty of kicking Onalaska officer in groin

Viral ice cream-licking video occurred in Lufkin store; police request public’s help identifying pair

Rangers investigating officer-involved shooting incident that occurred during Harrison County drug raid

Pickup stolen in Jasper County involved in pursuit near San Antonio

2 Louisiana residents die in 1-vehicle crash in Newton County

Harrison County JP arrested on abuse of official capacity, theft charges

Henderson man suffers serious injuries in 2-vehicle Shelby County wreck involving 18-wheeler

NTSB: Pilot in fatal Harrison County plane crash not certified to fly that type of aircraft

Nacogdoches man who forced woman to buy him meal at knife point gets 12 years

15 years in prison for man who pleaded guilty to shooting woman, dumping her near Longview hospital

Texas Catholic dioceses releases names of clergy ‘credibly accused’ of sex abuse

Affidavit: Jasper woman posted nude photo of another woman on Snapchat