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 company based in North Texas unveiled plans Monday for a huge theme park in Fort Worth, one that could be a huge draw for the area.
At one time it was the biggest Black Willow tree in Texas. But now it is a pile of debris and wood chips, cut down by accident by a city of Dallas contractor grinding stumps.
Dallas police are trying to find out who set five cars on fire.
Fort Worth Police say the man accused of shooting Sgt. Shane Drake was Wendell King, 40, of Fort Worth. King died in the return fire.
For the third time this month, North Texas Police are handling an attempted abduction of a public school student.
A North Texas serviceman pulled off a surprise reunion at his son’s school Monday morning.
For the third time in four days some would-be ATM smash-and-grab thieves have hit a Dallas retailer.
Some anxious moments in Fort Worth today when a forklift overturned on top of its driver.
TX-DOT tells CBS 11 News there are 456 state highway bridges in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties that are eligible for replacement under federal highway standards, but not all of those are deemed structurally deficient.
A leaking propane torch in a just-vacated hotel room forced the evacuation of the Crowne Plaza Addison hotel Monday. Investigators say they also found evidence of drug use in the room.
A North Texas church leveled by fire last week has formed a unique partnership with a neighboring congregation.
It was the Fall of 2013 when the Dallas Safari Club attracted worldwide attention for putting together an auction for the chance to hunt a black rhino in Africa. The Club opened its 2015 convention Thursday, absent of that kind of controversy.