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).
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.
A former Grand Prairie school teacher was sentenced to ten years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a six-year-old boy.
A Dallas jury was sent home after convicting former Grand Prairie teacher Tammy Lowe of Manslaughter in a controversial hit-and-run fatality. Lowe had already pled guilty to a charge of Failing to Stop and Render Aid.
The jury hearing the manslaughter case centering on a hit-and-run crash that caused the death of six-year-old John Raidy started deliberations Wednesday afternoon, but have since recessed for the day.
There was a surprise development Tuesday in the trial of a former Grand Prairie teacher accused of a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a six-year-old boy.
Testimony expected to get underway Tuesday in the trial of a former teacher accused of killing a boy last year.
Dallas County DA Craig Watkins says he’s creating a special DA unit to probe police shootings in Dallas County as they are unfolding. He says the unit would run it’s own investigation parallel to any other criminal reviews.
Duncanville ISD board members voted 4-2 to make changes to a controversial dress code, which led to some suspensions last spring at Duncanville High School.
The probe of Commissioner Price went on from 2001 to 2011. Most current commissioners weren’t on the court during most of that time.