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.
Jefferson Parish bar owners and their attorneys began making their case Wednesday, Aug. 5 that Gov. John Bel Edwards overstepped his legal boundaries by ordering bars to close and banning gatherings that involve more than 50 people.
Instead of sitting around the house during the pandemic, Savannah Cecchini, 17, decided to build 16 UV-C light sanitizing boxes to help doctors and nurses prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Baton Rouge hospitals.
Parents with school-aged children are currently staring down the barrel of a tough decision for this school year: send your child to class during a pandemic or keep them home and utilize virtual learning.
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.