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

Lufkin police urge caution after card skimmers found at convenience stores

  Former Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo will play in Texas State Open golf tournament

Lufkin man who stalked, sexually assaulted woman agrees to 12 years in prison

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

Tyler County DA: Man found with 14 grams of meth in vehicle gets 17 years

DPS: Man ejected from dump truck in 1-vehicle Shelby County rollover crash

One person dies in fiery 2-vehicle wreck on SH 87 in Newton County

Jasper police: A suspect has been IDed in incident where vehicle crashed into apartment

Crockett police: 16-year-old runaway has been found

Patrick Mahomes’ brother delivers donated Adidas sneakers to Whitehouse ISD students

Nacogdoches County sheriff: Man dies in fatal tree trimming accident

DPS looking for driver of vehicle that struck, injured man near Center

  VIDEO: Lufkin Crime Stoppers seeks help finding man who stole wallet from vehicle

Nacogdoches police investigating after vehicles stolen from 2 businesses on loop

Huntington police: Woman arrested after she led law enforcement on multi-county chase

Nacogdoches police respond to 911 calls about man waving gun on South Street

Center emergency personnel rescue man who had been dangling from tree

DPS: 1 person taken to hospital after 3-vehicle wreck on SH 103 bridge

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

Pickup stolen in Jasper County involved in pursuit near San Antonio

Jasper County rollover wreck injures 2 men

  VIDEO: Lufkin Crime Stoppers seeking help IDing man who burglarized vehicle at motel

Tyler County indictments: Man sexually abused, molested 2 girls

Walmart Supercenter in Nacogdoches closes temporarily because of plumbing issues

Affidavit: Armed man walked into Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, claimed to be Texas Ranger

Affidavit: Nacogdoches County homeowner helps disarm machete-wielding burglary suspect

Lufkin police: Man claimed he was shot in chest during run-in with 2 masked men

Onalaska police chief: Man kicked officer in nose, chin, chest while resisting arrest

Jasper County law enforcement investigating series of pickup thefts

Jasper County sheriff: Home burglarized, car stolen near where police chase ended