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.
More than 600 homeowners across East Baton Rouge Parish who live in areas that have flooded repeatedly have the opportunity to either elevate their homes above flood stage or sell and move to higher ground.
Officials with Baton Rouge City Court say due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 they are reducing all traffic violations that do not involve an accident will be reduced and amended to a non-moving violation.
Gov. Edwards is not expected to announce his plans for further reopening the state’s economy until early June, so until then, small business owners will have to hope the Band-Aid sticks long enough for them to get to Phase 2.