J.D. is an award-winning reporter who has been covering North Texas for CBS 11 since 1996. He began his career in Longview and also worked as a reporter in Johnson City, Tennessee and Tulsa, Oklahoma. But he’s a native Texan who was born in Dallas and raised in Plano. He attended Plano Senior High School and SMU, where he found his passion for journalism and decided to pursue a career in TV news.
J.D. has reported from all over the world including the Middle East, Europe and Canada. He has also covered Texas from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle. You’ll see J.D. at the scene of many of the most important stories affecting North Texans. Some of his most memorable recent experiences include being knocked down by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, dodging wildfires in West Texas in 2006 and wading through floodwaters in North Texas in 2007, all while meeting some extraordinary people along the way.
When he’s not on air, J.D. is a competitive tennis player, and you’ll usually find him practicing on a court or playing in a local tournament. He currently covers the Dallas Police Department for CBS 11 and is always on the lookout for the next big story!
More than 40 passengers were evacuated and brought to Dallas, putting them seven hours behind and missing connections to various parts of the country.
Dallas Police officers say they have a new weapon in their battle for police and fire raises… new salary comparisons.
The proposed $1.3 billion 2019 city budget isn’t enough to keep the streets safe according to police officers.
Volunteers from Plano and as far away as Austin have come to the rescue with a triage RV where some of the sick dogs from Garland Animal Services are getting treatment.
An argument between a coach and a parent got way out of control.
Internal documents obtained by CBS11 raise safety concerns about the construction of the Irving entertainment development, Toyota Music Factory.
Operation Medusa resulted in the arrest of men charged with crimes ranging from promotion of child pornography to online solicitation of a minor.
Garrett and Caroline Scharton were beaten and robbed in a disturbing surveillance video last weekend.
Bobby Chamberlain, 62, was reportedly incensed after being previously arrested for punching a Josephine officer.
They are three of the most popular letters in business right now. C-B-D.
The lease says, “A tenant shall not permit two(2) “hip-hop or Tejano”or ” rap” music formatted songs to be played back to back.”
The team enjoyed barbecue in the backyard of a McKinney resident before the attended a Mavericks game.
A police report and a confrontation caught on video show just how tense this campaign is getting between those who support term limits and those opposed to them.
Police said they found an outstanding warrant on coach Michael White and arrested him on the spot.
Tony and Michelle Weisskopf are Dallas Police detectives who have two children. They will have to buy or build a new house.
The North Texas Municipal Water District said Thursday experts are still evaluating how far sewage from a leak in Plano Wednesday has traveled.
Soon a property off Highway 380 and the Dallas North Tollway could be where the American mall is reborn.
Man Arrested For Recording, Sexually Assaulting Women In Public: ‘Y’all Got Me, My Problem, I Like Taking Pictures’
Plano Police say Treshawn Robinson, 23, was hiding in the bushes near an apartment pool recording 16-year-old girls when he was arrested.
A truck full of new sofas, chairs and tables were unloaded at the Dallas County Courthouse Tuesday morning.
New videos obtained by CBS11 show the vicious beating of a teenager over the weekend inside a Frisco shopping mall.
The surveillance images released by police show the suspect walking out of a Target after using a credit card stolen from an 85-year-old Alma Bates.
The decision by the Lavon City Council Tuesday night raises questions about who, if anyone, will respond to a fire in the city.
Sheriff Elmer Turner said he doesn’t believe the property owner was aware of a large marijuana farm that may have been secretly operating for years.
The small hospital chapel provided the perfect setting for Michael Crayton to show his coworkers and the world that you can find love and happiness again.
Disturbing new revelations about a swimming pool at a Garland apartment complex where 4-year-old Mariah Anthony drowned on Sunday.
Allen ISD made an exception to a rule that only birth names of graduates can be read during the graduation ceremony this Friday.
The Dallas County DA’s office released a statement accusing the two police groups of trying to taint the jury pool before the upcoming trial of Derik Wiley.
“Hunt County is going to be safer and we are sending a message to those bad guys if your’e coming here to Hunt County it’s not a good spot.”
The incumbent who lost is mounting a legal challenge to keep her successor from taking over.
Abel Alvarez got to live every child’s dream to be a super hero because of the super courage he’s shown throughout his short life surviving severe heart and kidney problems.
McKinney Police are letting body cam video speak for itself in defense of an arrest involving a city council member.
McKinney City Council Member La’Shadion Shemwell claims racial profiling and political retribution were behind his arrest during traffic stop.
Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old Plano High School student who was allegedly planning a mass shooting at the Stonebriar Centre in Frisco to happen later this month.
Hundreds of officers from all over the country converged on Lake Point Church in Rockwall for Officer Rogelio Santander’s funeral.
Sources tell CBS11, a pat down of shooting suspect Armando Juarez by an off-duty officer missed a handgun that was used during the shooting of two Dallas Police officers and a Home Depot employee.
Collin County homeowners are dealing with a side effect of last week’s severe storms that can be just as dangerous and unpredictable.
A bruise, along with what appears to be a fingernail impression on her son’s thigh, is what first got the attention of Tanya Adams.
Even without a gun, that intent was enough for police to charge the student for threatening to exhibit a firearm under a law that applies only to school property or a school bus.
“I saw picture of her skull that was accidentally posted on Facebook,” said Jonni Hare.
Passengers complained after the bus started swerving and noticed the driver pinching her cheeks with tweezers to stay awake.