Joel is an Emmy Award winning journalist with more than 15 years of television experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. He enjoyed writing at an early age, and by junior high school decided to steer his future toward journalism. Joel wrote and shot photos for his hometown newspaper while in high school and focused his energy on broadcasting during his college years.
Over the years, Joel has worked in Bryan/College Station, Austin, New Orleans and Atlanta. During that time he’s covered a wide range of events, including the Branch Davidian stand-off, the Oklahoma City bombing, and President Clinton’s impeachment. His work has received numerous awards including more than a dozen from the Associated Press, a Texas Headliner’s Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy Award.
When the North Texas sun is blazing and air conditioners struggle to cool, when there is no other place to hide from the heat, some people find a quiet, cold place to shelter among the shelves in the local library.
Fort Worth-based MedStar Mobile Healthcare says it has treated 109 heat illness related patients since June 1.
FnG Eats Restaurant goes out of its way to buy products and services in its hometown of Keller and to stay involved in the community. This week FnG and some 500 other Keller businesses will be online on a revamped website called Keep it in Keller.
If Google Earth is an impressive use of technology, then what TCU’s Astronomy Department is helping with will blow your mind. TCU is working with 40 institutions worldwide to make the biggest map that can be made — a map of the universe.
Many Arlington Heights residents have been on pins and needles as much of North Texas has been on flood watch since Wednesday night. The Fort Worth neighborhood has a nasty tendency to flood.
The Fort Worth City Council voted to change zoning around the historic Stockyards to permit mixed-use development.
Making Fort Worth more of a tourist destination – it’s something the city wants to do, but how? One plan starts downtown at the Fort Worth Convention Center. City leaders are now getting their first look at what it would take to make that happen.
City leaders in Fort Worth are considering a plan that could bring in millions of dollars more a year. A new arena and convention center expansion could bring more concerts and conventions to the city.
The Arlington Police Department Gang Unit is asking for help finding the person or persons who went on a graffiti spree late Monday night or Tuesday morning — damaging property in a quiet, southwest Arlington neighborhood.
The Fort Worth Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of a controversial, multi-million dollar construction project near the stockyards, but because of commission rules will recommend the city council deny the developers permission to build it.
Six-year-old Claire Sullivan’s grandmother was babysitting her at her Arlington apartment when a 20 minute, life-or-death drama began to unfold.
An open carry gun rights group is asking a judge to temporarily suspend enforcement of a law preventing people from handing out flyers to people driving by in busy intersections.