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 North Texas Municipal Water District has turned on the tap to a massive source of water for more than 1.5 million North Texans.
Community Development Block Grants in the city of Plano are changing the lives of families by helping them build new homes.
A way to develop trust, the handshake is the universal sign of a deal. But some healthcare facilities are now urging their employees to do away with the handshake.
There are calls for an outside investigation of the Dallas Police Department after sexual harassment claims by two female recruits.
There was an unexpected and unwelcome surprise in the mail this week for a lot of Collin County property owners. To put it mildly, the notices confirmed that property values are skyrocketing.
The cold snap could end up costing homeowners hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
The President joined military leaders for a memorial service at Fort Hood Wednesday after Army Specialist and Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez took the lives of three others and wounded 16
Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen Ted Cruz say they’ve visited with military personnel wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood that left four dead and 16 wounded.
The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.
Mark Cuban wasn’t in the room, but several Frisco students recently got a chance to pitch products — Shark Tank style.
The man accused of trying to blow up a natural gas line in Plano was back in court today.
One month ago, 2-year-old Grace Ford was killed following a violent attack in a Plano apartment. Grace’s mother, Emily Ward opened up exclusively to CBS 11 News about how she’s working to keep her child’s legacy alive