Baylee Bates is a news reporter who joined KTEN in May 2019. She comes to us from The University of Oklahoma, where she graduated with a journalism degree.

The Arlington, Texas, native was a member of the OU Nightly staff, which produces a weekday television newscast. That's where she gained experience in reporting, producing, anchoring, filming and editing.

Baylee was awarded first place for Television Feature News from the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association – you can watch that story here. She has also interned at WFAA News in Dallas-Fort Worth.

When she is not working, Baylee is shopping, watching crime shows, or spending time with family and friends. She's excited to explore Texoma and get to know her new community.

Do you have a story idea or just want to say "Hello"? Contact Baylee at [email protected]

You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.