Jack Fink

Jack Fink

Jack covers politics for KTVT-TV CBS 11 and has been with the station since September 2003.

This year, he has interviewed Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, as well as Gov. Greg Abbott.

In addition to politics, Jack loves investigative reporting and has also covered numerous hurricanes and tornado outbreaks.

Jack has won an EMMY for his investigative report on DFW Airport spending, and Texas Associated Press awards for his stories about the previous indictments against former Gov. Rick Perry, his coverage of the federal courts in Dallas, and his weather coverage.

Before moving to North Texas, Jack reported for television stations in Orlando, Southern California, Fort Myers-Naples and Utica, New York.

He began his journalism career in Syracuse, where he was an anchor and reporter at WHEN-AM.

Jack has been happily married for 22 years to Amy, who is a morning news anchor at a local radio station. They are the proud parents of two daughters.

Jack and Amy both graduated from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. While they still bleed Orange, they love Texas and are happy to call it home.

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Frisco ISD Considering $695 Million Bond Program, Lowering Property Tax Rate

Frisco ISD is considering a proposal that would build new schools and make existing campuses safer — all while lowering the property tax rate.

08/07/2018

Family Learns What Happened To Fallen Korean War Soldier 50 Years Later

Willene Ritchie of Pilot Point says she hopes her uncle’s, Army Cpl. Andrew Tischler, remains are among those inside the 55 boxes returned from North Korea and now being tested by the U.S. military in Hawaii.

08/03/2018

Some Vehicles Trapped In Irving Collapsed Garage Driven Out

As many as 15 cars were being removed so crews have room to shore up the most dangerous parts of the garage.

08/02/2018

Worker Surprised After Garage Collapse: ‘I Thought I Was Going To Lose My Truck’

Becky Welch laughed Wednesday, “OK, yes, It was a little surprising. I thought I was going to lose my truck.”

08/01/2018

Lawsuit: Former Dallas ISD Bus Agency Victim Of Racketeering

The committee overseeing the shutdown of Dallas County Schools has filed a lawsuit claiming the bus agency was the victim of racketeering and fraud worth $125 million.

07/31/2018

Medicare Plan Reduces Paperwork Burden, But Some Doctors Worry Plan Will Cost Them

The public has until September 10 to give input to the federal government about the proposed Medicare changes.

07/30/2018

Veteran Hoping 3 North Texans In Korean War Among Remains Returned To US

The return of 55 sets of war remains by North Korea to the U.S. military is something R.D. Foster of Anna had hoped for years he would see.

07/27/2018

Catholic Charities Dallas Team Helped Newly Reunited Families At Texas Border

“There were long days, 12, 14, 15, 17 hours. A couple of days, we didn’t sleep at all.”

07/26/2018

Trade Dispute, Tariffs On US Agriculture Hit N. Texas Farmer Hard

Jay Davis says when he and other farmers went to China 11 years ago, they learned China took advantage of American farmers.

07/25/2018

Texas Investigating After Community Had No Running Water During Brutal Heat

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is investigating after residents in a Waxahachie subdivision went without water for a day and a half.

07/23/2018

Don’t Forget To Protect Your Pets During Heat Wave

Experts urge pet owners to avoid taking dogs for a walk on the hot pavement so the pads on their paws don’t burn.

07/20/2018

Why North Texas Didn’t Make The Cut For NCAA Men’s Final Four

AT&T Stadium attracted a record crowd for the first day of the NFL Draft this spring. But if you’re keeping score at home, there hasn’t been much else lately.

07/19/2018

Historic LaGrave Field To Get Millions of Dollars Of Improvements So Baseball Can Return

With graffiti, large weeds, and decay, LaGrave Field in Fort Worth looks like a baseball graveyard.

07/18/2018

Fundraising Makes O’Rourke Competitive, But Analyst Still Gives Cruz Edge For Texas Senate

Beto O’Rourke is exciting Texas Democrats by attracting crowds and big money for his campaign to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

07/12/2018

Lively Discussion On Facebook Live On Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Two Democrats and two Republicans were among our panelists.

07/10/2018

Candidates For US Senate In Texas Talk Supreme Court

Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for a political battle once President Donald Trump nominates a new Supreme Court Justice to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy.

07/06/2018

Some Dallas Council Members Favor Raises For Police, Firefighters

The city of Dallas continues to lose police officers and firefighters to other North Texas cities that pay more.

07/05/2018

Sewage Spill Contained In Dallas Impacting White Rock Lake Activities

Two state agencies are investigating a large spill that sent one million gallons of raw sewage into White Rock Creek in far North Dallas.

06/29/2018

Trump Could Pick Texan For Supreme Court

Judge Don Willett — the only Texan on the list of President Trump’s potential Supreme Court picks — has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, for nearly six months now.

06/28/2018

Dallas Approves Dockless Bike And Scooter Ordinances

The scooters will operate under the same rules as the dockless rental bikes, which have racked up more than 3,200 complaints in the city since last September.

06/27/2018

North Texans React To US Supreme Court Ruling On Travel Ban

In its 5-4 decision, the nation’s highest court determined the President does have the authority to keep people in some mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

06/26/2018

Split Supreme Court Ruling On Racial Gerrymandering Divides North Texans

Texas Republicans praised and Democrats rejected the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that the Texas Legislature did not purposely discriminate against minority voters when developing political boundaries.

06/25/2018

Texas Senators: Balance Zero-Tolerance And Compassion

Both senators went to the Texas-Mexico border Friday to hold a roundtable discussion with immigration officials, religious and community leaders.

06/22/2018

Dallas Man To Care For Nephew Separated From Dad At Texas Border

The immigration crisis at the Texas-Mexico border is hitting home for a Dallas man.

06/21/2018

Child Advocates Relieved Trump To Keep Families Together After Crossing Border Illegally

Between May 5 and June 9, the Department of Homeland Security said there were 2,342 children separated from their parents along the border as part of a zero-tolerance policy.

06/20/2018

N. Texas Leaders Want To Help Children Separated From Parents At Border

The Dallas County Judge and a State Representative share a goal of helping the children and families who are being separated at the southern border.

06/19/2018

2,000 Families Separated After Being Caught Crossing Border Illegally

There is no law that requires children be separated from their parents at the border. But a legal settlement from 21 years ago forbids children from being incarcerated.

06/15/2018

Say Goodbye To Dallas’ Trinity River Standing Wave

Crews began removing the Standing Wave Thursday afternoon after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers previously told the city it couldn’t keep it as is.

06/14/2018

Vice President Pence Mixes Faith, Politics At Southern Baptist Convention In Dallas

The Vice President began by repeating what he often says. “I’m a Christian, a Conservative, and a Republican. In that order.”

06/13/2018

Vice President Pence Talks North Korea In Visit To Dallas

Mr. Pence characterized the historic talks as “direct, honest, provocative, and productive.”

06/13/2018

North Texan Who Escaped North Korea Not Optimistic After Summit

Myounghee Umm says Kim Jong Un won’t give up nuclear weapons because it’s core to their defense.

06/12/2018

Dallas One Step Closer To Big Changes Involving Animal Shelter, Dangerous Dogs

The city council’s Quality of Life Committee approved two major changes Monday that will now move to the full city council.

06/11/2018

Dallas Police Targeting 31 High Crime Areas

The 31 areas cover nearly 30 square miles or about 7 percent of the city.

06/11/2018

Dallas Considering Crackdown On Dangerous Dogs; Change At Animal Shelter

Big changes could soon be on the way in the city of Dallas that could save the lives of residents and hundreds of dogs and cats each year.

06/08/2018

New Development Giving Dallas Love Field Area A Facelift

There’s a lot more than jets taking off near Dallas Love Field. New restaurants and hotels are popping up.

06/07/2018

Fed Up With Crime, Dallas Councilman Unveils Plan To Help Residents Feel Safe

City Councilman Kevin Felder called for increased police patrols and new crime watch groups in Buckner Terrace in southeast Dallas and in South Dallas.

06/05/2018

N. Texans Split On Supreme Court Decision On Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

The 7-2 ruling written by Justice Anthony Kennedy found the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the courts there violated Jack Phillips’ Constitutional right to a neutral consideration and expressed hostility against his religious beliefs.

06/04/2018

Firms Reassure McKinney ISD After Cracks Found In $70 Million Football Stadium

Manhattan Construction and the architectural firm Stantec vow to deliver a well-built stadium and say they will do whatever it takes to resolve any issues.

06/01/2018

Experts Makes Dozens Of Recommendations To Improve Dallas Police Department

The 72 recommendations focus on general management, patrol operations, the vice unit, internal affairs, media relations and community affairs, and technology.

05/29/2018

Carry The Load Attracts Thousands Of Patriotic Americans

Since Carry The Load began in 2011, the message has spread to more than 60 cities in 25 states.

05/28/2018

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