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.
It has been nearly a month since Hurricane Laura slammed into the Lake Charles area, and while many have continued on with their lives elsewhere around the state and country, thousands are still in shelters across the state.
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.
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.