Bud is the most veteran reporter at CBS 11 News with 42 years in major market television news, the last 36 years working the streets of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Bud has filed stories from four continents on wars, earthquakes, and other major events directly affecting North Texans. He has also reported on historic events closer to home, including the Fort Worth tornado, numerous Texas hurricanes, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, and a toddler falling into an uncapped well in Midland. Prior to moving to Dallas/Fort Worth, he was a reporter, newscast producer, and assignments editor for stations in Detroit, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Bud has won numerous statewide reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press, UPI, and the prestigious Headliner’s Club, in addition to being a Dallas Press Club “Katie” nominee. His award-winning work runs the gamut, from investigative excellence to “best feature” reporter. He has also taken home broadcast news awards while at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and WLWI-TV (now WTHR) in Indianapolis.
He is a member of the Dallas Press Club, the Indiana University Alumni Association, and the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor (Connecticut).
Hurricane Odile may have hit Mexico’s Pacific coast, but some of the repercussions were felt in North Texas. Families of tourists spent anxious hours out of touch with loved ones who were trapped in the storms path.
A new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.
Someone is vandalizing important electronic signs in some construction zones north of Dallas.
A Texas DPS trooper posted on Facebook that he was asked to leave a Waffle House in Grapevine, because he was wearing a gun. But the incident may have been a misunderstanding.
If you’ve noticed a lot of crickets congregating in your homes or in your stairwells at work, you’re not alone.
A long-awaited highway project is inching towards a close, and local residents couldn’t be happier. The North Tarrant Expressway is set to reopen in October — two months earlier than projected.
A Waxahachie police officer killed an emu that was running through a residential neighborhood and threatening a 90-year-old man.
Three of the six young people killed in a one-car crash on Sunday attended Kimball High School. DISD says counselors will be available at the school when students return for class tomorrow.
Law enforcement is out reminding people to stay safe while out on the lake during the Labor Day Holiday.
The City of Arlington hopes big sports events will grab national attention.
A kind of history will be made at Williams Stadium in Garland Friday night. Two high school football teams, that didn’t win a game last year, will square off to start the 2014 season.
An effort to temporarily suspend embattled Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, with pay, failed on Tuesday. Price sat expressionless as Mike Cantrell’s motion failed.