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 man accused of trying to blow up a natural gas line in Plano was back in court today.
One month ago, 2-year-old Grace Ford was killed following a violent attack in a Plano apartment. Grace’s mother, Emily Ward opened up exclusively to CBS 11 News about how she’s working to keep her child’s legacy alive
He survived a brutal attack outside a popular Dallas restaurant. On Tuesday, the victim made a plea for help finding those responsible. Luis Rocha remains hospitalized at Baylor Medical Center with a skull fracture and multiple broken ribs. He agreed to speak to reporters before undergoing one of 3 upcoming facial reconstructive surgeries.
The largest kennel in Collin County has lost funding and hundreds of unwanted dogs have nowhere to go.
Some officers are accusing Dallas Police Chief David Brown of violating the department’s social media policy. The Chief has apologized on Twitter for posting foul language.
Social media is becoming a bigger part of fighting crime. But now, authorities in McKinney are investigating one of their own after a photo posted online was called into question.
School officials in Frisco have come up with a novel idea to increase security on campus that costs almost nothing.
While a lot focus is on the Dallas Cowboys there is someone else who North Texas fans should be rooting for. A teenage boy from Frisco is a finalist in an NFL competition that rewards those whose passion for the game inspires others.
There has been a shakeup in the Dallas Police Department, involving allegations of sexual harassment. Five officers were unexpectedly transferred last week without reason.
Football coaches and police are preparing their game plans for tomorrow night’s rivalry game between Plano West and Plano South. Tomorrow marks one week since Friday night lights turned into a Friday night fistfight at a Plano Whataburger.
Friday night lights turned into a Friday night fistfight. Now, police are investigating an ugly brawl that happened at a Plano Whataburger restaurant.
A decision by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to allow Muslim inmates in the Dallas County Jail to receive special meals during Ramadan has sparked controversy.