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!
Families are falling victim to a housing scheme in Dallas – and they say a government building is being used in the scam.
Keep Flower Mound Beautiful wants to raise money to help Army veteran get into nicer, safer home.
Police in Grand Prairie have identified an elderly murder victim. A woman is in jail facing a murder charge for allegedly killing her 90-year-old father, now identified as Robert Hughes.
21 in 22 days, that’s the number of homicides in Dallas already during the month of June.
While homes along the creek appear to be most at risk of taking in water, nobody knew for sure how high the water would get overnight.
It’s the first thing Dallas police officers do when they come to work and many now worry it’s become the most dangerous. Parking.
What happened to McKinney police Corporal Eric Casebolt before that now infamous run-in at Craig Ranch is coming to light.
Harper Howard is unable to talk, eat or walk because of a rare brain disorder that can cause deadly seizures. But things have changed for the better.
Owner says, “We don’t believe in closing,” but he might have to.
What happened between Boyd and Wiest didn’t surprise some who knew them.
There aren’t enough qualified attorneys in Waco to represent all 170 bikers arrested.
Baylor Medical Center is working with a genetic research lab to diagnose cancer before a tumor even forms.