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 explosive announcement that Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk is taking leave to battle depression has some of her closest friends and colleagues at odds.
The head of the Dallas Police Association tells CBS 11 News that mentally beaten down officers are among the reasons for longer waits when it comes to responding to 911 calls.
Body cams seem to be something everyone wants police to wear. But do parents want officers wearing those cameras inside schools?
When students get in trouble at school, it can have a major impact on their future. Some black students and parents in McKinney say a new study suggests they are singled out for punishment.
Several days of anger, protests and division followed the shooting death of Christian Taylor, 19. Tonight it was time for Arlington to come together in a peaceful rally.
Families are falling victim to a housing scheme in Dallas – and they say a government building is being used in the scam.
Keep Flower Mound Beautiful wants to raise money to help Army veteran get into nicer, safer home.
Police in Grand Prairie have identified an elderly murder victim. A woman is in jail facing a murder charge for allegedly killing her 90-year-old father, now identified as Robert Hughes.
21 in 22 days, that’s the number of homicides in Dallas already during the month of June.
While homes along the creek appear to be most at risk of taking in water, nobody knew for sure how high the water would get overnight.
It’s the first thing Dallas police officers do when they come to work and many now worry it’s become the most dangerous. Parking.
What happened to McKinney police Corporal Eric Casebolt before that now infamous run-in at Craig Ranch is coming to light.