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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Posted: 03/25/2019 - The road to the NFL began Monday morning for several Red Raiders as Texas Tech hosted its annual Pro Day event at the Football Training Facility and the Sports Performance Facility.

Posted: 03/25/2019 - Thanks for corporate sponsorships, the UTPB baseball will be sporting some new swag this season.

Posted: 03/25/2019 - McCamey ISD has promoted Michael Woodard as its next Head Football Coach and Athletic Director pending board approval.

Posted: 03/25/2019 - The Texas Tech Red Raiders are heading to the Sweet 16 for the second year in a row.

Posted: 03/25/2019 - Coming off of only 3 hits in 15 at-bats, UTPB Falcons' senior infielder, Skyler Palermo knew it was time for a change. He would go on to bat .615 and earn Lone Star Conference "Hitter of the Week", just five days later.