Austin is a Memphis native. He grew up there, graduated from the University of Memphis (Go Tigers) and met his wife there.
After graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism, Austin moved halfway across the country to Lubbock, Texas.
While in Lubbock, he covered numerous breaking news stories including the murder of a Texas Tech police officer on campus.
As far as stories, Austin says he likes a mix of hard news and features. He loves politics and when possible will try to find a story involving sports.
He is an avid cycler, you can probably catch him on his off days biking around town and a huge Memphis sports fan. If he’s not cycling he is likely looking for a great po boy or some other food that’s probably not too healthy.
Austin is eager to get involved in the community so if you have any volunteer opportunities feel free to reach out.
It has been nearly a month since Hurricane Laura slammed into the Lake Charles area, and while many have continued on with their lives elsewhere around the state and country, thousands are still in shelters across the state.
While the state has slowly been able to open up and get back to lives that have some semblance of normalcy, our parents and grandparents living in nursing homes and retirement communities are still largely isolated and cut off from loved ones.
The annual Business Report’s celebration of the 2020 Top 100 Private Companies will be virtual this year due to the pandemic and for the first time WAFB will livestream the keynote speaker for all to see.
All but two Pointe Coupee Parish schools were closed Friday after teachers refused to show up in protest of the boards decision to not include the tax payer approved pay raises for this semester, rather have them begin in January.