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.
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.
Eddie Routh’s mother testifies she did not know her son was going to a shooting range.
Defense attorneys for Eddie Routh began Tuesday by asking that the judge declare a mistrial. They claimed that a witness for the prosecution committed perjury last week.
During Monday’s testimony, jurors saw Eddie Routh’s confession on the night of the killings, and heard him admit he knew what he did was wrong.
Eddie Routh was back in court on Friday for the third day of his murder trial. He has been accused of killing Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield.
A Texas Ranger testifying at the murder trial of a former Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend said the two victims were armed when they were shot multiple times.
It was not your usual funeral procession in Paradise, Texas. Dogs panted as they trotted into the church at the sides of their handlers. And the memorial service was often interrupted by a bark or growl.
Disparaging remarks during a congressional committee meeting are drawing the ire of many Texans tonight.
The NYSE has suspended trading RadioShack stock and was preparing to delist it as rumors of a major sell off for the electronic company loomed.
A union local representing American Airlines mechanics has filed a suit asking a judge to stop intimidation by management in an effort to delay needed repairs on aircraft.
Kaitlynn Curtner is a musically gifted Haslet teen with a collection of guitars and a voice as good as any recording artist.
When Brian Luenser got a letter from a collection company for a parking ticket, he thought surely it was a mistake. He always pays his tickets promptly. “But then I looked a little closer and I saw that it was January 7 of 2003,” he said.