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

ABC’s chief national affairs correspondent previews special report about Latino voters

Laissez les bons temps rouler: New Lufkin restaurant will feature authentic Cajun cuisine

Mother of missing Shelby County teen arrested, boy still missing

Huntington ISD switching to drive-in style for Veterans Day program

Three Angelina County fire departments battle house fire in Hudson area

Lufkin police: 2 suspects used stolen pickup to break into bank ATM

Nacogdoches police: 17-year-old man arrested after allegedly shooting female victim in face

Polk County grand jury indicts man in connection with fatal Corrigan shooting

  Lufkin police: 1 person in custody after man fatally shot in back seat of pickup

Polk County Sheriff’s Office: Wanted child sex assault suspect now in custody

Lufkin police release name of Louisiana woman killed in 2-vehicle wreck on loop

WATCH: Green Party candidate discusses COVID-19, economy, ‘Economic Bill of Rights’

East Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for controversial ‘Cuties’ movie

Texas Rangers investigating fatal officer-involved shooting incident in Wolfe City

Polk, San Jacinto county authorities, gas company contain leak after residents hear boom

Lufkin police release names of people involved in 2-vehicle wreck at Sayers, loop

Zavalla police: Father fought with suspect accused of sexually assaulting his child

  Lufkin police ID men wounded in drive-by shooting

Nacogdoches police investigating shooting incident on EJ Campbell Blvd.

1 adult, 1 juvenile still in custody after shooting incident in San Augustine County

Affidavit: Man killed deer at Polk County ranch, abandoned carcass

WATCH: Tenaha ISD superintendent says start of 2020-2021 school year ‘mixed bag’

  WATCH: Lufkin ISD working to help students who struggled during 1st grading period

Trinity County sheriff: Motorcyclist led deputies on high-speed chase, played ‘chicken’ with patrol unit

1 person shot in ‘road rage’ incident at ATV park in Newton County

Body recovered after man drowns in private lake on Trinity County golf course

3 arrested in connection with Nacogdoches church vandalism case

San Augustine ISD superintendent talks about district doing all virtual learning 1st few weeks

Video shows man pull up pants, crawl through fence to escape Rusk County deputy

Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office: Two people injured in Central Heights shooting incident