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.
While the search effort has been scaled back, crews will continue on Wednesday to look for an SMU police officer who was swept away by rushing waters more than two weeks ago.
Police are investigating after a stolen Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crashed into a warehouse on Tuesday morning. A group of landscaping workers were able to catch the suspect before he took another vehicle.
Eleven days after the Dallas police ambush, and the downtown area is still slowly returning to normal. That includes streets near El Centro College and the memorial outside of the Dallas PD headquarters.
As authorities wrap up work at the scene of Thursday night’s ambush in Dallas, it is beginning to get easier for people to move around the downtown area once again. But the investigation is far from over.
El Centro College revealed for the first time late Sunday that two of its officers were injured in Thursday’s police ambush in downtown Dallas, and that both of those officers continued to work despite their wounds.
Police in Dallas are getting help from the FBI as they work to piece together their investigation of the Thursday night ambush on officers downtown. Many streets in the area remain blocked on Saturday.
While downtown Dallas ambush shooter Micah Johnson had no criminal record, he did have a troubled past in the U.S. Army. He was sent back to the U.S. from Afghanistan with a recommendation that he be removed from service.
In the biggest abortion case in nearly 25 years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas abortion regulations which had been widely replicated. The eight justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics.
The man accused of attempting to kill a Fort Worth police officer walked out of jail on Wednesday morning. Ed McIver Jr. was released on bond after first being fitted with an ankle monitor.
A Tarrant County grand jury voted to take no action against former Arlington police officer Brad Miller.
Corn dogs and free Ferris wheel rides are just around the corner as a celebration is planned at Fair Park in Dallas this weekend, and big crowds are expected to be on hand.
Storms and natural disasters can be merciless in Texas. For communities hit hard, that can also mean the loss of greenery that makes them beautiful. Now, a Dallas non-profit is helping.