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).
A group of barbers and a church give dignity to a group of homeless residents.
He was sometimes polarizing in life. Now the late Dallas City Councilman Al Lipscomb could be at the center of a new tug-of-war with another Dallas icon: Grand Avenue.
With Christmas just a month away, and it’s not yet Thanksgiving, many retailers are getting a jump on Black Friday by offering Thanksgiving Day specials. And some people are camping out to get them.
If you thought that you felt the Earth trembling over the weekend, you were right. North Texas was hit by a few earthquakes, and scientists are interested in hearing from those who felt the shaking.
A Euless man died early Friday morning in an apartment fire that also killed his dogs and could have killed his wife if not for the man’s actions.
A happy ending and a safe return, but a lot of mystery and unanswered questions remain about why Connor Burrell disappeared and where he’s been.
Complete strangers gathered to say good-bye Wednesday at a touching memorial in Dallas for a veteran who left no known relatives.
It could have been disastrous… a rolling school bus, with two special ed students onboard, catches fire. But quick actions by the driver and a school monitor helped everyone escape unhurt.
A Collin County Grand Jury is set to take up the case of Christina Morris, the Fort Worth woman missing since August and last seen in Plano.
U.S. Department of Justice auditors look into how District Attorney Craig Watkins’ office spent federal forfeiture funds.
High school football playoffs kick off across the state as North Texas faces its coldest night in months. Players and fans may know how to dress, but what about other game participants in flimsier uniforms? How do drill team members stay warm?
History was made Wednesday when the European Space Agency lander Philae separated from its space probe, Rosetta, and touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The cheers could be heard even in Arlington.