Shane Battis


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Shane Battis joined the CBS7 team in August 2018 as a multimedia journalist.

Shane was raised all over the country, spending his childhood and adolescence between Georgia, Colorado and California before moving to Texas.

He graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a broadcast certificate and minor in Criminal Justice.

In school, Shane found his love for storytelling while working for TCU Student Media where he learned techniques for reporting, producing, editing and anchoring. He was executive editor for the school’s neighborhood news website before accepting a position as senior multimedia reporter. Throughout his collegiate career, Shane earned two Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards as well as the Jay and Gail Milner Reporter of the Year honor.

After college, Shane decided to make the Lone Star State his permanent home by resettling in Odessa.

Shane is eager to explore West Texas and meet all the people who make its culture special. Feel free to message him on Facebook at @shanebattisreporting or email him at He’s always on the hunt for stories important to residents of the Permian Basin.

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