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!
“The IRS is coming after you.” That’s the phony message seniors are getting too often in North Texas especially during tax season.
A former Republican presidential candidate calls the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton a political smear campaign from within his own party.
Authorities investigating an apartment fire in Plano now believe it may have been a crime to cover up severe child abuse.
The Texas Department of Transportation says self-driving vehicles be the solution to North Texas’ traffic problems.
The hotel didn’t appear to have undergone any recent major repairs when CBS11 News walked through it on Friday.
Some parents were surprised to receive an email this week from the district alerting them that they have the option to pull their child from viewing the inauguration.
Music filled a Little Elm Park and hundreds of hands held small burning flames to show how much they care about their men and women in blue.
Joey Salas is popular around Oak Cliff, not only as an advocate for the disabled but also for his involvement with the Tejano music scene.
A Collin County town is accused of turning its back on one of its oldest pioneer families.
A desperate family and police are searching for something a lot of people would like to get their hands on: missing tickets to this weekend’s Cowboys playoff game.
A Denton man is speaking publicly for the first time about the savage beating he says he was the victim of on a Carrollton golf course.
Security cameras captured a man using the light from his phone to roam rooms while the Plano homeowner slept.