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.
Drivers will likely be seeing more traffic cones around Ascension Parish if a new budget is passed. The plan, proposed by Parish President Kenny Matassa, seeks to nearly double the money going toward capital projects.
Piles of trash in front of an abandoned fourplex on Sherwood Meadow Drive have now been picked up after residents complained Republic Services was not emptying their trash cans, but the building is now part of a murder investigation.
Checo Yancy was convicted of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated crimes against nature, and possession of cocaine. Nearly 40 years later, he’s getting the chance to vote, a right he has fought for since being released.
Every time a crime happens that law enforcement needs help solving, you will see a reminder to call Crime Stoppers to report any information you may have. Now, there’s a new way to submit tips while remaining completely anonymous.