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.
Video shared by shrimp boat captain Aaron Callais shows the terrifying conditions in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana’s southeastern coast during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 13, around the same time another vessel, Seacor Power, capsized.
A total of 531 East Baton Rouge Parish school teachers were out of the classroom Monday, April 12, some of them taking part in a “sickout” protest of a plan to start the next school year much earlier than normal.
Members of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children did not get the showdown they wanted as every person they called to testify regarding their roles in LSU’s failures in reporting sexual misconduct were barred from showing up.
Sharon Lewis, LSU’s associate athletic director of football recruiting, has filed a $50 million lawsuit against her current employer alleging years of harassment for attempting to report sexual misconduct allegations during her tenure at LSU.
Of the $2 trillion in President Biden’s infrastructure plan, $84 billion is dedicated to expanding passenger rail across the United States, some of which would be allocated to Amtrak’s passenger rail proposal connecting Baton Rouge to New Orleans.
LSU Associate Dean of Students Jonathan Sanders is under review by the university’s human resources department following allegations Sanders gave lenient punishments following the outcomes of Title IX investigations.
A 74-year-old woman who claims former LSU Football player Derrius Guice sexually harassed her at a high school football game in the Superdome back in Dec. 2017 told state lawmakers Friday that Coach Ed Orgeron called her after the fact hoping to earn her forgiveness.
Livingston Parish Schools were some of the first in the state to bring students back into the classroom, even then, Superintendent Joe Murphy said there is likely a gap between where students are today and where they should be.
A lawsuit against Ascension Parish has been dropped after leaders in both Ascension and Livingston parishes have come to an agreement to work together to solve drainage issues that have plagued residents in both areas.
Louisiana is one of 31 states that does not require parents to send their young children to Kindergarten. It is a law State Senator Cleo Fields aims to change, requiring all children to start school at age five.
The 19th JDC Traffic Division will hold a virtual court session Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to noon to help people resolve outstanding traffic tickets that have resulted in warrants and suspended licenses.
Cassie McNabb’s walk through the hallways of Our Lady of the Lake’s Covid ER unit has almost become as routine as wearing a mask. What she has seen over the last year along these halls is anything but.
About 45 students blocked access to LSU’s Football Ops center in protest over what they deem is a lack of action by the university’s leadership in the punishments handed down as a result of a report on sexual violence allegations.
Edwards administration proposed a new state budget Friday with no spending cuts and $186 million in increased spending thanks to federal coronavirus aid. The increases include small pay raises for K-12 teachers and more money for higher education.
A week after an ice storm left tens of thousands of people in Louisiana without power, the Public Service Commission pressed utility company executives about what led to the widespread outages and delayed response.