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.
Dr. Beau Clark is seeking a third term as the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner, but his path to re-election is not uncontested. Dr. Rani Whitfield, better known as the “Hip-Hop Doctor,” is running for the position as well.
The residents along Highways 76, 77, and 411 in Iberville Parish have been watching the grass grow without interruption since January. It has grown so high, residents say the side of the highways look more like a jungle than a state road.
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi is calling on the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to study a section of LA 1 due to numerous wrecks and pedestrian fatalities in recent years.
While most were preparing for the brunt of Hurricane Barry, animal shelters around the area were scrambling to get pets out of the way and into a safe home. Many of those dogs ended up in a Good Samaritan’s shop and now need to be adopted.
Offenders housed at Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, Louisiana are getting a second chance to make a difference in the lives of those most in need. Dixon is home to Pen Pals, an animal shelter run completely by inmates.
A video showing a woman opening a container of Blue Bell Creameries ice cream and licking it has raised eyebrows and left people wondering how to tell if their food has been tampered with before buying it.