Jennifer anchors the weekend morning edition of CBS 11 News, and reports for the morning show on weekdays. She 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 earlier. She produced, wrote and anchored a 30-minute documentary on the experience, and it remains her most memorable assignment.
Jennifer comes to DFW from Cleveland, where she reported for WKYC. 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 U.S. 75, at KXII in Sherman.
While in Cleveland, Jennifer won an Emmy Award for breaking news reporting. She 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.
Police in Dallas are investigating two sexual assaults that happened on the same day, along the same street, but are not related. The incidents took place last weekend, but only one suspect has been arrested.
Authorities in Ellis County last said that they were closing in on escaped inmate David Rowe on Monday night. But as of early Tuesday morning, he is still on the run.
Authorities in Rowlett have a 15-year-old boy in custody and are still looking for a second suspect after a Sunday night shooting. The suspects and the victims had only met each other through social media.
A shootout in Dallas on Thursday night ended with three people injured and the street littered with bullet casings. Authorities are searching for multiple shooters, but have not yet announced any arrests.
Next month will be one year since the ambush on police in downtown Dallas that left five officers dead. Plans will be announced on Tuesday about a Weekend of Honor to mark the occasion.
The kids are home from school and they are always hungry. Making affordable meals can be a challenge. There is one unique option in Dallas, however, for families that are willing to keep an open mind.
With school out for the summer, food has become a concern for many North Texas families. But there are programs in place to make sure that kids receive the same kind of meals that they do during the school year.
Mark Ireland creates one-of-a-kind wooden crosses for grieving families he doesn’t know.
The best golfers from around the world are in North Texas this week for the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in Irving. Even by just being a spectator, visitors are helping a worthy cause.
Authorities in Celina are trying to find a man who has been acting suspiciously around young women. According to police, he walks into businesses that employ teenage girls and asks them about a career in modeling.
In a Facebook livestream on Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill that bans ‘sanctuary cities’ in Texas. The Texas Legislature passed the bill on Wednesday.
After getting a better look at the damage, the National Weather Service confirmed that six tornadoes touched down in and around Canton on Saturday evening. Four people died when the twisters hit.