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

Oregon State Police: Shelbyville man drove 18-wheeler wrong way on I-5, hit another big rig

Lufkin police: Man, woman stole 4 rings valued at $29K from jewelry store

Woman flown to area hospital after Jasper County wreck involving ambulance, 18-wheeler

  Athens man accused of shooting at Larue couple now charged with attempted capital murder

  Upshur County shooting suspect moved from hospital to jail

Drug raid at Athens motel results in 2 arrests, seizure of meth, cash, gun

1 person dies in house fire in Cedar Creek Lake area subdivision

Tyler fire crews respond to structure fire on Sunnybrook Drive

Highway 43 open again after head-on collision between Tatum and

Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigating drive-by shooting incident

Marshall police ID crash victim as brother of teen who died in 2019 wreck

Carthage ISD superintendent resigns as part of ‘voluntary separation” agreement

Jasper police: 1 person in custody after fatal shooting incident on Peachtree Street

Greenberg: ‘Both our inventory and our ability to ship this season have been destroyed’

Marion County Sheriff’s Office asks for public’s help in finding missing Kentucky man

DPS ends Silver Alert for 63-year-old man last seen in Upshur County

Lufkin Police Department: Multiple suspects in custody after drive-by shooting incident

Gregg County fire departments battle tire fire on Sweet Gum Road near Gladewater

Baltimore moves Dez Bryant up from practice squad in time for Indianapolis game

Smith County Pct. 2 constable arrested for official oppression, prostitution

Longview Fire Department releases name of man who died in Aars St. fire

Affidavit: Arson suspect broke into Coker to steal cash

  East Texas angler riding high after win at Bassmasters Elite tournament in Tennessee

Procession with fallen Houston PD officer passes through Palestine

DPS: Man dies after truck hits tree, catches fire in Van Zandt County

Child sex assault suspect kills self before Livingston police arrest

  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