J.D. is an award-winning reporter who has been covering North Texas for CBS 11 since 1996. He began his career in Longview and also worked as a reporter in Johnson City, Tennessee and Tulsa, Oklahoma. But he’s a native Texan who was born in Dallas and raised in Plano. He attended Plano Senior High School and SMU, where he found his passion for journalism and decided to pursue a career in TV news.
J.D. has reported from all over the world including the Middle East, Europe and Canada. He has also covered Texas from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle. You’ll see J.D. at the scene of many of the most important stories affecting North Texans. Some of his most memorable recent experiences include being knocked down by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, dodging wildfires in West Texas in 2006 and wading through floodwaters in North Texas in 2007, all while meeting some extraordinary people along the way.
When he’s not on air, J.D. is a competitive tennis player, and you’ll usually find him practicing on a court or playing in a local tournament. He currently covers the Dallas Police Department for CBS 11 and is always on the lookout for the next big story!
A 14-year-old made a Corsicana Walmart his home, avoiding detection for four days as the boy scrounged the store for food, drink and clothes.
The second of two Ebola-stricken American patients is back on home soil, after contracting the disease while doing missionary work in Africa.
In Atlanta, some resentment and concern from residents that Ebola has been brought to their city.
There’s a reason a Grand Prairie security alarm company has a lot of employees with military backgrounds.
The controversial proposed redevelopment of the Glen Garden Country Club into a whiskey distillery isn’t sitting well with many residents nearby.
The city of Plano cleared the way for a huge new development Monday night that could be the biggest combination of urban living and retail of its kind in North Texas.
A real estate offer for veterans.
The North Texas Municipal Water District has turned on the tap to a massive source of water for more than 1.5 million North Texans.
Community Development Block Grants in the city of Plano are changing the lives of families by helping them build new homes.
A way to develop trust, the handshake is the universal sign of a deal. But some healthcare facilities are now urging their employees to do away with the handshake.
There are calls for an outside investigation of the Dallas Police Department after sexual harassment claims by two female recruits.
There was an unexpected and unwelcome surprise in the mail this week for a lot of Collin County property owners. To put it mildly, the notices confirmed that property values are skyrocketing.