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!
He was shot in the shoulder during the shooting rampage in downtown on July 7 that left five officers dead and eight wounded.
It was a Thursday night of food and fun but also massive fundraising for the families of the fallen Dallas officers.
A veteran Dallas Police officer is coming forward to acknowledge he’s coping with a troubling side effect from last week’s deadly attack.
Images of the sniper’s gun have emerged, and there are questions about how he got it and whether it was legal.
They say it was five minutes of terror when they thought they were about to become victims of a hate crime.
Each day that passes this summer increases the threat of getting a bite from a disease carrying mosquito.
As many as 24 families have been removed from what officials with the City of Cedar Hill are calling “dangerous living conditions.”
The apartment building in Cedar Hill was condemned because of severe mold, water damage, collapsing walls and no air conditioning.
CBS11 got a look inside an $800 per month apartment with a rotting ceiling and water soaked walls covered with mold.
Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk seems to have suffered another setback in her treatment for mental illness.
The discovery led to an audit of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department arsenal.
Former head of the Dallas FBI office, Danny Defenbaugh is defending the agency’s handling of the Orlando terror attack.