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).
An eight-year-old boy, whose lifelong struggle against a crippling illness, is being remembered as a child who never gave up. Landon Knight died Sunday after months of battling cancer.
How much is scenic beauty worth? Can a price be put on it? The Dallas City Council has put a price of $3.2 million on the cleanup of one of its scenic gems — the Trinity River.
There was a nationwide search, but in the end Dallas City council members went with what they knew best and tapped interim city manager A.C. Gonzalez for the job full-time.
Irving fire officials are scouring through surveillance video trying to see if there’s anything that can tell them what could have caused the collapse of a landscaping shed at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort and Club.
A golf cart storage building at the Four Seasons Country Club in Irving collapsed early Monday morning. There are no employees missing and no injuries were reported.
A brush fire crept uncomfortably close to a mountain bike race near Lake Grapevine Saturday.
Collin County reported two flu victims early Friday and Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported 35 deaths.
A private school’s plan to turn a practice field into a football stadium is drawing a ‘penalty flag’ from neighbors. The Pantego Christian Academy’s design puts the stadium just across the fence from a west Arlington residential neighborhood.
It may be that one day soon Dallas shoppers might not hear the question, “Paper or plastic?” when checking out at the supermarket or neighborhood convenience store. Wednesday the city council wrestled with a proposed ban meant to protect the environment.
At a meeting Monday night city staffers and the councilman for the Dallas district talked to members of the public about rezoning plans for Jefferson Boulevard, in earlier times kind of what used to be the ‘main street’ of old Oak Cliff.
Opening arguments and graphic police dash-cam video marked the first day of testimony in the intoxication manslaughter trial of former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent. After months of speculation a jury finally saw video of the crash that took Jerry Brown’s life.
The auction of a black rhino hunt in Africa has led to death threats here in North Texas. The FBI confirms it is investigating threats against members of the Dallas Safari Club, which opened a weekend hunting convention Thursday.