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!
Dallas police officer Christopher Hess was indicted by a grand jury for aggravated assault on Thursday for shooting and killing a pregnant woman who was in a stolen car in January.
It was the longest suspension of an officer in Garland Police history. But the man who that officer was caught on video beating says it’s still not enough.
Flying commercially seems like a volatile cocktail as-of-late, of long lines, strict rules and short fuses.
Munger Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Wade Davis is accused of funneling half a million dollars in church money to his own pocket.
An iconic Dallas restaurant chain is being accused of discrimination.
A senior trained a 120-member student volunteer emergency response team.
David Taffet’s question to the mayor was deeply personal because he says 911 wasn’t working when his husband Brian Cross stopped breathing in their Dallas home last week.
Brenden Morrow gave CBS11 an exclusive look inside his treatment for post concussion syndrome to preserve his own memories from a stellar career.
Chris and Ashley Lopez’s search a new car led them to several closed dealerships where they walked the lots, including Cars 4 You, close to their White Settlement home.
Dozens of residents just got bills in the mail for $840 each.
Dozens of elderly and disabled McKinney residents Tuesday night spoke of feeling trapped in their homes and unable to find rides to work.
Five Lebanon Trail freshmen are building handmade musical instruments from nothing more than landfill junk.