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

WATCH LIVE: House Intel Committee holds impeachment hearings

Nacogdoches police: Juvenile suspect tried to rob man at gunpoint, shot at victim

Kansas City Chiefs: Mahomes will start Sunday against Tennessee Titans

Angelina County authorities nab vehicle burglary suspect who allegedly fled traffic stop

  Crime Stoppers: Lufkin police asking for public’s help solving Darrence Kindle’s murder

Lufkin man wanted on sexual assault, burglary warrants arrested in Harris County

  Nacogdoches County sheriff: Suspect in weekend shooting incident charged with murder

Angelina County grand jury indicts Whataburger robbery suspect

Cherokee County drug raid results in 1 arrest, seizure of meth, distribution material

Owner of Jasper car dealership arrested on 14 forgery of vehicle registration charges

  Lufkin Special Response Team deployed tear gas against barricaded suspect

  VIDEO: Crockett police asking for public’s help IDing burglary suspects

Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers: Authorities still searching for pastor accused of child sex assault

  Nacogdoches woman arrested in stabbing death was about to go to trial for previous murder charge

Nacogdoches police: 2 suspects robbed convenience store at gunpoint

VIDEO: Run, Forrest. Run! Fun video of TJC player at Halloween game goes viral

Nacogdoches police: Multiple suspects robbed 4 people at gunpoint at basketball court

17-year-old suspect who barricaded himself, mother in Nacogdoches home now in custody

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office identifies man killed in shootout with law enforcement

Tyler County Sheriff’s Office seeks help finding suspect in travel trailer theft

Onalaska woman dies in 2-vehicle wreck in Tyler County

Nacogdoches police: Someone fired multiple shots into home on Lock Street

Sheriff’s office: Nacogdoches man punched 4-month-old son, caused skull fracture

3 volunteer fire departments battle house fire in Newton area

Lufkin police release IDs of 2 men injured in 2-vehicle wreck on Loop 287

2 suspects in Garrison-area burglaries, thefts allegedly stole pickup, ATV, guns, tools

Crockett police: Parents charged with capital murder following baby boy’s death

  Crime Stoppers releases surveillance video of 3 suspects who burglarized Lufkin High School

Trinity Police Department: Discovery of burned, abandoned car led to murder arrest

Angelina County sheriff: 2 people injured in shooting incident; 1 person in custody