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

Henderson County grand jury indicts man accused of shooting, killing 30-year-old woman

State calls mental health experts, TDCJ official to stand in Mosley capital murder trial

Smith County capital murder trial resumes; Mosley’s mother testifies about son’s traumatic childhood

Hunt County Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help in finding missing 14-year-old girl

UT regents approve $95M to fund 2 facilities in Tyler

Tyler man who kidnapped girl in Fort Worth gets life in federal prison

Website ranks Tyler among top cities in population growth

WATCH LIVE: House Intel Committee holds impeachment hearings

Kilgore Police Department reports that 30-year-old missing woman has been found

Kansas City Chiefs: Mahomes will start Sunday against Tennessee Titans

21-year-old man dies in 1-vehicle rollover crash on FM 959 in Panola County

  Capital murder trail gets underway for suspect in fatal Tyler gas station robbery

Henderson County Sheriff: Injuries reported at 2-vehicle wreck on FM 315

Upshur County Sheriff’s Office: 15-year-old shot during argument involving multiple teens

Tyler police arrest 15-year-old who allegedly stole TJC student’s vehicle at gunpoint

17-year-old Lindale roper wins world champion honors at WPRA World Finals

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

Longview man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in auto-pedestrian incident

Tyler police searching for suspects in aggravated robbery at convenience store

Police: Body of Kilgore man reported missing on Oct. 18 found in wooded area

Unique structures on display in Tyler square as part of Playhouses in Plaza

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office: Man found with hidden meth feigned innocence

Rusk County Sheriff’s Office investigations result in 2 arrests, seizure of meth, marijuana, guns

Smart car driver receives minor injuries after colliding with train

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

Mount Pleasant police: Man allegedly touched women, children inappropriately at store

Smith County Sheriff’s Office release name of suspect shot during burglary attempt

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

Cedar Creek Lake-area fire departments battle house fire for 5 hours

City of Gladewater issues Silver Alert for 73-year-old man