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!
More than 600 hundred dollars for three pizzas; that’s what a Garland family says it costs them after a delivery driver was caught on camera stealing a wallet.
He bought a woman in need a bag of groceries while a startled customer took a photograph and posted it online.
There were concerns that biker groups might do something disruptive so Waco Police closed the area around the restaurant to traffic.
It’s the gun battle that left nine dead, but affected nearly 200 families including many in North Texas.
It’s a private airport that for 50 years, pilots have been able to taxi their planes directly from their houses to the runway.
Racial slurs, sexual violence and a school shooter called a hero… All part of a movie script that freshman at a Carrollton high school are being assigned to read in a theater class.
A father chased after a man who stole his truck while his son was still inside Monday evening at a gas station on the corner of Gaston and Haskell.
The widow of a Nevada volunteer firefighter is speaking for the first time only to CBS11 News about the crash that killed him and two of their children.
Domestic violence victims across North Texas are taking note and preparing to take aim at their abusers after a jury awarded a huge judgment to a battered Dallas woman.
You might think that auto repair shops are rubbing their hands with excitement over all the business the hailstorms brought.
A young North Texas man not only lost his parents in a horrific motorcycle accident, but he saw the crash happen right before his eyes.
There are major new developments in a case involving the tragic death of a North Texas firefighter who was killed along with his two children last week.