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 simple car burglary put a teenage victim’s future in jeopardy. Katie Thomas was heading to class on Tuesday morning. But when the 17-year-old student arrived, she was missing her backpack with important schoolwork.
A family in Plano received a knock at their front door just as a burglary suspect walked through an unlocked back door. The family’s only weapon was the tone of a protective mother’s voice.
Those who live in the Deep Ellum area have been documenting the graffiti damage on social media, because they are fed up with a crime that, to them, seems to be as rampant as ever.
A baby’s life on the line, a police officer desperately trying to revive him, and more than 100 onlookers watching and praying. That dramatic scene played out in Plano when an infant’s heart stopped beating.
The price of water continues to go up around North Texas and now criminals are trying to take advantage of it.
Drug abuse counselors in Plano say young people are getting high on heroin at an alarming rate.
A mystery surrounds the deaths of two horses on a Collin County ranch.
This year’s State Fair of Texas came to an end on Sunday, and it is already being called a huge success.
They’re red, white and blue but unwelcome tonight in a North Texas neighborhood.
Cameras captured a man breaking into a convenience store and taking a jar filled with donated cash.
School district says Air Force logo on hoodie is too large and pair of sisters can’t wear them to school.
Noise, traffic, health problems. They are all fears Richardson homeowners have about the school district’s plan to develop a vacant lot.