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!
Terrified passengers say their driver was falling asleep and it led to a confrontation caught on video.
The suspect in the Austin bombings is dead after a Wednesday morning incident along Interstate-35 in Round Rock, according to FBI and law enforcement sources.
Andrew Callaway said he attacked the dog during a fit of rage and regretted it afterward.
Dallas’s largest group of police officers are renaming the city in a post on social media to address the shortage of men and women in patrol.
A 24-year-old woman was found floating in the swimming pool of a fitness center where friends said that she had been possibly living for more than two weeks.
The dash cam in Carrollton Police Officer Wes Crowder’s patrol car captured a pickup truck swerving and hitting curbs before he decided to pull the driver over on Belt Line Road.
CBS11 was with the family of Jackie Hughes when they got word from Dallas Police that a body was found in a home on Castle Hills Drive around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.
In a letter to a customer, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner says the “…enforcement of Dillard’s house rules was unacceptable…” and terminated it’s off duty work agreement with the store.
A family that spent the last year helping others in need is now relying on those people for help.
Ricki Bateman is only 38 and knows this Christmas could be her last because of an aggressive brain tumor.
He went from obscurity to the most popular airline employee in the country all because of a viral video.
Opposition is growing to an idea that would force some people from their homes in Murphy.