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!
Testimony is underway in the court martial of Nidal Hasan. The Army Major is accused of going on a rampage at his post in Fort Hood killing 13 fellow soldiers and wounding 31 others.
As one of the fastest growing districts in the nation, hundreds of new teachers – and thousands of new students – are expected in Frisco for the 2013-2014 school year.
Spraying is underway in Dallas tonight, where West Nile carrying mosquitoes were confirmed in four areas across the city. One of those areas, is the 75228 zip code.
Only two days after radio host Kidd Kraddick’s death, many people are talking about the disease that caused him to pass away. And for one of his fans, Kraddick’s death was heartfelt — literally.
One of the neighborhoods where West Nile carrying mosquitoes has been detected is in Highland Park where John and Susan Long often walk their dogs in the evening.
Bobcat sightings in the evening hours along the Preston Ridge Trail are happening more often according to residents in the Plano neighborhood.
Scientists say a lower bird population in North Texas this summer may explain why there haven’t been more human cases of the virus.
The father of a sexual assault victim says the Johnson County District Attorney’s office should face blame for the shooting death of a Hood County sheriff’s deputy.
High powered assault rifles, bullet proof vests, computers and dozens of guns have been removed from the home of a man who was killed during a shootout with Granbury Police.
Major developments in the murder investigation of two Kaufman County prosecutors. Sources tell CBS 11 indictments will be announced later this week.
Police in Plano and Carrollton are looking for a man who has broken into several North Texas homes.
A Carrollton neighborhood is turning to a 10-year-old boy for help getting the city to save their homes.