Jake moved to Dallas in February 2016 to join the CW33 team because he has a passion for story telling and a desire to do it in a creative way. What better channel than through NewsFix?! He worked as a sports reporter in the past, spending years in both Augusta, GA, and Johnson City, TN, covering anything from high school sports to NASCAR, the PGA, NCAA, and the pros.

Recent Articles
  • Al Green croons his way out of the Ruff Life

    DALLAS — On Valentine’s Day, Al Green was full of a thirst that just wasn’t being quenched. He’d been through hard times. As his original story pointed out, there were battle scars on his head, but the worst unwellness came from within. “Al Green was in pretty bad shape when we first found him,” Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman said. “He was heartworm positive.” His hard luck life gave him a string of solo hits, but what’s life […]

  • Crown Vic and Caprice give way to SUVs in Police circles

    IRVING — James McLellan knew exactly what came to mind when he was asked to imagine a police squad car. “Going back to the old days with the old bubble gum light on the top, and you know, the old Mayberry, Andy Griffith days,” the Irving Police Department Public Information Officer said. “You’re just thinking of a classic black and white police car.” Back then, it was Andy and Barney’s Ford Galaxy 500, the boys from Adam-12 cruising in the […]

  • Frisco ISD budget adding “Pay to Play” in 2017?

    FRISCO, TX — When your community grows by more than 2,500 percent in 25 years, your school system grows right along with it. In this case, the original Frisco High School from 1902 until 2002 has now become nine different Frisco high schools! It all looks good from the outside – new buildings, football games at The Star and Toyota Stadium – but when all that happens this fast, well, money can be hard to come by! “With the state […]

  • Biking for Baseball rider hit by a truck, still asking you to donate

    BIRMINGHAM, AL — Ten ballparks down, but the ride is done. Tim Lalla’s dream to raise money by biking to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums ended on the side of an Alabama highway. “We have live tracking through the website and everything, so we could see this is the spot where he took a sharp veer off the road, and he jumped 30 feet off over here, and he came back on,” said Biking for Baseball Executive Director Rex […]

  • Jordan Edwards’ dad fights tears & injustice at Dallas rally

    DALLAS — The mile-long march was riddled with the chants we’ve come to expect. Shouts of “Remember their names,” “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “No justice, no peace,” rang through downtown Dallas Saturday. “We’re going to make noise because Jordan Edwards says we must make noise,” Pastor Freddy Haynes shouted to the crowd that gathered at Dallas’ Pike Park. It was hot, but it didn’t matter. “We have marched in this heat because we’re going to put the heat on […]

  • Float on down and rescue Lady Guadalupe from the Ruff Life

    DALLAS — Before she was picked up, life was no vacay for the stray named Lady Guadalupe. This is not a floating the Guadalupe River situation, y’all! This Lady G was in serious need. “Lady Guadalupe was heart worm positive, so we really needed to be able to pull her,” Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman said.”It’s really hard to try to get heart worm positive dogs adopted out through the shelter system.” Oh top of that, Lady G […]

  • Suffer from ‘selfie chin?’ Dallas surgeon has a cure for that!

    DALLAS — Hate your chin? Don’t want to go through liposuction? Well, we’ve got news for you! “What it’s doing is it’s dissolving the fat, so it’s actually permanent,” Dr. Farah Khan said, describing the new chin fat reducing product, Kybella. Dr. Khan, a board certified plastic surgeon, is using Kybella, and no, it’s not part of the long line of Kylie Jenner products. It does, however, cater to those who want to keep up with the Kardashians. “You always […]

  • Micah may be gone, but his presence remains for Frogs’ 4th straight CWS trip

    FORT WORTH — Not one, not two, not three… No, we’re not talking about LeBron James’ regrettable comments from when he joined the Miami Heat. We’re counting four straight trips to Omaha for the TCU baseball team! TCU is just the fifth school in 30 years to make four straight trips to the College World Series (Miami 1994-99, Stanford 1999-2003, Texas 2002-05, North Carolina 2006-09). They did it with great pitching – senior Brian Howard struck out 11 in Sunday’s […]

  • Can we talk about this low voter turnout, Dallas?

    DALLAS — Dallas City Council’s about to get a face lift. Runoffs were Saturday, and though mail-in ballots could still reverse the results, it looks like we’re getting three new faces. Say ‘Good bye’ for now to Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo (District 6), Tiffinni Young (District 7), and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson (District 8). That means we’re saying hello to Omar Narvaez and Kevin Felder, and welcoming back longtime member, Tennell Atkins. The votes were crazy close, […]

  • 7 shot, 2 dead in Fort Worth neighborhood shootout

    FORT WORTH — Rebecca Whitley said a small prayer before stepping in front of the NewsFix camera, both to calm herself and to bless the neighborhood she’s lived all her life. Then, she directed a plea toward anyone willing to listen. “Just as I’m standing here and I’m on TV now, I’m telling the world we need help,” she said Saturday morning. The corner of Davis Avenue and New York Avenue in Fort Worth was peaceful Saturday morning as Whitley […]