Jennifer joined CBS 11 News in September 2013. For her, the move is a return ‘home.’ Jennifer spent eight years of her childhood in Dallas before her family relocated to Georgia. She returned to Texas for college, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism.
News reporting has taken Jennifer around the country and even overseas. In 2012, she spent a month in London covering the Summer Olympics for various NBC affiliates. In 2009, she traveled to upstate New York for a reunion of Holocaust survivors and the American soldiers who saved their lives 65 years ago. She produced, wrote and anchored a 30-minute documentary on the experience, and it remains her most memorable assignment.
Jennifer comes to DFW from snowy Cleveland, where she reported for WKYC-TV. Prior to that, Jennifer was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WTLV in Jacksonville and WLTX in Columbia. She began her career in TV news right up Interstate-75, at KXII in Sherman.
While in Cleveland, she received five Emmy Award nominations. Jennifer is also the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, as well as awards from the South Carolina Associated Press, and the Florida Society of Professional Journalists.
Shawana Carter founded an organization that provides school clothes to children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
Less rain over the last month has not stopped the West Nile Virus from spreading.
Police in Dallas are investigating an ATM theft at an Exxon station that is already very familiar with such crimes.
The test scores at many campuses in the Fort Worth Independent School District have improved over last year, but there is still progress to be made.
A team of researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine are studying the effects of heat stress on older adults.
A Rowlett mother says a GPS device helped her get to her daughter, after she was taken and attacked by a sexual predator.
When it comes to reporting unattended bags, many travelers say are surprised to learn the quickest way to get a response, is to pick up the phone.
The Dallas PD hoped to replace their front windows on Monday at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters building, after an attack there more than two months ago, but the work has been delayed.
Authorities in Dallas are trying to determine how a man died at a home on Sunday night. Police are calling it a homicide investigation.
The Southside Waste Water Treatment Plant receives and cleans about 50 million gallons of dirty water a day.
Families in one North Texas neighborhood are closely watching their kids outdoors, after a mother says a stranger tried to lure away her son right outside their home.
It is back to work for North Texas high school football this week.
And on this day, one of the hottest of the year, coaches are taking extra steps to protect their players in conditions that can be dangerous.