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!
More than 100 people, many of them angry, packed a downtown Dallas safety meeting Monday night.
Is one man behind a rash of drug overdoses in downtown Dallas? CBS 11 News has learned of at least 10 more K2 overdoses this week alone.
These dash cam videos obtained by CBS 11 News show some of the vehicles minutes after they were blown off I-30 to the service road below.
Adolphus Brown was standing at his front door early Thursday morning when he learned that he lost wife, his stepdaughter and his granddaughter.
Kelly Counts is being sued for a playhouse that her neighbors say is upsetting their “tranquil quality of life” and quote “creating noise issues as well as visibility issues for them and their pets,” according to minutes from an HOA meeting.
There is now video proof that Plano has a lot of bad drivers. All it took was a car with a constantly-rolling mounted camera for a teen to expose some of the worst behavior on Plano roads.
A Wise County father was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with second and third degree burns after a battery from an e-cigarette caught fire in his pocket.
One woman from Allen was simply getting gas when she fell victim to daring thieves caught on camera.
Terrorism and a tornado in the same year for Bruce Joiner.
Collin County taxpayers just got the first of what could be many unexpectedly high legal bills for the criminal case against Attorney General Ken Paxton.
A lot of North Texans are starting to get those holiday bills. But some are getting hit with bills a lot higher than expected because of a fraud scheme Plano police are investigating.
The force is awakening all over North Texas. The latest Star Wars movie premiered Thursday night and North Texans lines up to be among the ‘firsts’.