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 judge excused one juror who became sick during deliberations and was replaced by an alternate.
There’s worry among veteran officers that the pension board will soon vote to prevent retirees from moving their savings from the struggling fund into 401ks or other investments.
Jewel Sfarjilani’s Ford Escape SUV is covered in duct tape. It was an emergency do it yourself repair so she could get her kids safely home on Wednesday.
The victim is now back with her mom after being rescued just two months ago. A Frisco victim’s shelter is helping her readjust to life back home.
Sergeant Greg Epley wears a badge, carries a gun and police radio, but he is likely the only Dallas Police officer who heads to work wearing a feeding tube as well.
You have to look hard on the list of possible budget cuts Frisco ISD is considering to notice it. But a proposed $300 activity fee sticks out like a sore thumb to parents.
Frisco ISD has a $30 million budget shortfall looming after voters rejected a tax increase to offset it.
In each case, masked men with guns kick in his door and go through his house.
They are a down to earth couple from Waco but their fan base is out of this world. That was apparent at Nebraska Furniture Mart Tuesday night where fans traveled from as far away as Florida to see Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Brett Sanders likes getting behind the wheel of his pickup driving through school zones playing a game of deception with police by holding a block of wood to his ear.
A Richardson couple thinks a series of cruel attacks on their home is the result of a Hillary Clinton campaign sign in their front yard.
A Plano mother felt bad when she couldn’t be there to take her son to school on his first day. So she found another way to make it special for him.