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.
With animal shelters filling up, the City of Fort Worth is taking an unusual step to keep homeless pets alive. As part of a new program, one woman has become the city’s first animal foster care home.
The College Station store clerk who was beaten, thrown into the back of his pickup and driven more than 10 hours to Haslet has been taken off life support.
Fort Worth pastors of minority churches are forging a coalition of diverse groups to attack problems they see in the neighborhoods around their churches every day.
Fort Worth pastors are beginning a faith-based effort to unite various cities like Ferguson and Cowtown in justice programs.
Someone thought so little of a South Dallas dog they abandoned him in a park to live in the wild.
The calendar only reads March, but a summer pest is already swarming around North Texas.
The signs delivered to state lawmakers in Austin had a strong message with just two words: Former Fetus. But it wasn’t the message that caused a flap, it was the interaction between two Republican lawmakers about where the sign was hung.
The Texas Water Development Board reports Dallas area lakes were up 4.4% as of Monday morning.
Jessica Zeller is on her way to the Miss Texas competition and her first pageant was just four months ago. But Zeller isn’t just competing just for crowns. She took the stage to reveal a lifelong secret.
For the first time, the public is able to hear audio from inside the so-called American Sniper murder trial.
The defense team rested its case on Thursday in the highly-publicized murder trial of Eddie Routh. But testimony is not over yet in the Stephenville courtroom.
Wednesday was the first full day that the defense got to make their case in the Eddie Routh murder trial, and they called his sister and brother-in-law to the witness stand.