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!
Five and a half years after the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, came confirmation that the global War on Terror includes Texas as a battleground.
A woman’s heartbreaking story drove Plano police to solve a heartless crime.
One Duncanville woman says she was socially skewered after a trip to an animal clinic.
Is funny business behind the Richardson Mayor’s decision to suddenly quit and go into private business?
Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk did not directly address lingering controversy over her stay in drug rehab and recent office shake up during a public appearance.
A police officer’s decision to shoot or not to shoot can rattle communities, lead to protests, and even divide the nation.
If a line out the door is a good sign for this opening night The Bomb Factory will be a success.
If you think gas wells are too close to homes and schools, wait until you hear how much closer they could be getting.
Despite helping to save others, Rick Kackley an advocate for cancer patients has lost his fight against lung cancer.
Enrique Arochi, the primary suspect in the disappearance of a Fort Worth woman, is facing new charges.
Despite the cold, some North Texans are refusing to heat their own homes.
For those who have to go back to work Tuesday, there are ways to safely navigate over icy roads.