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.
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.
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.
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.
A third-party employee is claiming Walmart in Watson is refusing to enforce Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mask mandate and is allowing customers to enter the store without asking them to put on a mask.
Gov. John Bel Edwards gave a stern warning to Louisiana residents about the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in the state and urged them to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines during a news conference Thursday, Nov. 19.
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.