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!
A Wise County father was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with second and third degree burns after a battery from an e-cigarette caught fire in his pocket.
One woman from Allen was simply getting gas when she fell victim to daring thieves caught on camera.
Terrorism and a tornado in the same year for Bruce Joiner.
Collin County taxpayers just got the first of what could be many unexpectedly high legal bills for the criminal case against Attorney General Ken Paxton.
A lot of North Texans are starting to get those holiday bills. But some are getting hit with bills a lot higher than expected because of a fraud scheme Plano police are investigating.
The force is awakening all over North Texas. The latest Star Wars movie premiered Thursday night and North Texans lines up to be among the ‘firsts’.
Warnings to back away preceded the shooting death of a UNT student by a campus officer. That according to just released dash cam video of the shooting obtained by CBS 11 News.
A visit to a Plano mom’s home by Child Protective Services this week has triggered worries within the anti-vaccine community that authorities may be prosecuting them as bad parents for holding chickenpox parties.
Vandalism or hate crime? That is the question that a family and investigators in Plano are now trying to answer after someone threw a rock through a house window twice over the past two days.
A man trusted to drive children to school is accused of making an inappropriate advance on one of them.
Filthy and dangerous. That’s not the description Dallas’s oldest historic park and museum wants people to recognize it by.
Family, friends mystified at murder of popular Dallas County employee.