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!
Joey Salas is popular around Oak Cliff, not only as an advocate for the disabled but also for his involvement with the Tejano music scene.
A Collin County town is accused of turning its back on one of its oldest pioneer families.
A desperate family and police are searching for something a lot of people would like to get their hands on: missing tickets to this weekend’s Cowboys playoff game.
A Denton man is speaking publicly for the first time about the savage beating he says he was the victim of on a Carrollton golf course.
Security cameras captured a man using the light from his phone to roam rooms while the Plano homeowner slept.
When the city shut down several downtown homeless camps last year, some moved south and they are overwhelming one man’s crusade to keep his neighborhood clean.
The device was patented by a Carrollton businessman because he was having a problem with telemarketers targeting his elderly mother.
A couple of teenagers took the expression “painting the town red” to the extreme by vandalizing several buildings and city facilities with spray paint.
It’s hard to imagine anyone choosing to spend the night outside instead of a warm home. But two radio DJs are doing it in Frisco — for a very good cause!
The burglar had a backpack full of stolen electronics that he gave back before running out the back door.
An effort to make McKinney more bike friendly is making enemies of some homeowners.
Next week $350 million in Medicaid cuts take affect.