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.
Since April, Sherwood Forest Boulevard has been under construction. The project was supposed to be completed around mid-June, however, a swollen Mississippi River has caused construction to grind to a halt.
The areas most susceptible to flooding are well known, yet drivers still think they can make it through. Typically, barriers are placed to prevent traffic from going through, but that doesn’t always work.
It’s a broken record that flood victims have been hearing since 2016.In May, news came out the duplication of benefits issue was fixed and relief money was on the way. That money has yet to come, leaving people like Willie Sanders wondering if it will ever come.
The Louisiana Legislature passed an infrastructure plan that uses money from the BP Oil Spill fund for much needed projects around the state. One of those is a $15 million plan to widen Hooper Road between Sullivan and Greenwell Springs.