He was fifteen years old when Ray Palla got his first paying job as a writer — editing and reporting news for a small daytime AM radio station in Central Texas. By the time Ray was a high school junior he had become a morning show news producer for the top station in Austin. Ray then progressed professionally to become afternoon news anchor at Houston's number one KIKK.
Over a thirty year broadcast career Ray interviewed astronauts who walked on the moon like Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin and the late Neil A. Armstrong, U.S. Senators like J. J. (Jake) Pickle, Lieutenant Governors, Texas Governors Dolph Briscoe & Mark White, and a host of other influential notables including: musicians, actors, comedians, sports legends, and every day people.
Keeping an eye on the writing, Ray not only broke world news stories to the Associated Press; but he also boasts awards for several national advertising campaign jingles for customers that include Ford, Purina, and Exxon. Ray has even received an award as an international poetry contestant.
Today Ray travels the U.S. in his RV and writes about what he sees, mixing a great deal of truth with a vivid imagination.