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 mixed-use development will bring more people to live and work in downtown McKinney.
Parents at a Richardson school are reeling after a first grader brought a loaded gun to class this morning.
The homeowner explained the flag was only being used as an extra tarp to keep her $200 pile of gravel from washing away this morning.
The move would save FISD 18 million dollars. But saving money will come with a cost.
Crawford lasted 25 years longer than a bullet, his body and everyone thought he would.
As the deadline to register to vote in the general election ticked closer on Tuesday, a Denny’s restaurant along Preston Road near the Bush Turnpike was staffed with volunteers.
Teri Youngdale built what she believes is McKinney’s only free-standing food pantry.
Rita Deysarkar was critically injured during a 2015 car crash involving a drunk driver. Plano police officer Morgan Helmberger was told that Deysarkar had only a six percent chance of surviving.
The substation Oncor is wanting to build would benefit The Star complex being built for the Cowboys and businesses along what’s called the five-billion-dollar mile.
A Grapevine elementary school is the latest battleground in the national debate over transgender bathrooms.
Recent injuries and even deaths have added real fear to the thrill of amusement park rides.
The high school sports world is still talking about what happened on Friday night in Plano.