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. If you have a story you’d like told, let him know at jake.young@cw33.com.

Recent Articles
  • Ruff Life: Take Tish from gas station queen to girl of your dreams

    DALLAS — Tish certainly has a sweet face, and she must’ve taken advantage of it in order to survive. “She’s actually been living on the streets of South Dallas for two years at a gas station,” said Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman. She definitely had some wild in her. “I’d drive by. I’d feed her. I and a lot of other people had been trying to get her for almost two years,” said her foster, Larry Whitlock. She […]

  • For kids in danger, there’s an answer in Dallas

    DALLAS — Playgrounds sit empty, bikes go unused, and the number of locks on doors seems to keep increasing. We live in a world where parents try harder and harder to protect their kids, yet it never seems to be enough. “In the State of Texas, there are 79,000 minors under the age of 18, that are being trafficked at any given time,” said Traffick911 CEO George Lynch, citing a study Governor Greg Abbott commissioned through the University of Texas. […]

  • Low cost spay neuter clinic targets Dallas dog problem

    DALLAS — Giving your dog the ol’ snip-snip just got a whole lot easier, Dallas. “We’re looking to do about 31,000 surgeries this year, and most of those will be free,”  said Jacob Carty, Spay Neuter Network Marketing and Communications Director. The Spay Neuter Network has been around since 2004 providing service to Dallas, Fort Worth, and 13 counties in total, but now they have a store front. “We had people here lined up at 7 AM when I got […]

  • Mosque protest and counter-protest in Richardson upstaged by third group

    RICHARDSON — Just down the street from an angry town hall meeting with Congressman Pete Sessions, it was a war of both words and weapons. On one side of the street, a group called Bureau of Islamic-American Relations (B.A.I.R.) intended to from an armed protest of the Islamic Association of North Texas. “People at this mosque over here are raising money for terrorists and sending it overseas. They’re finished,” said B.A.I.R. leader David Wright. “It’s over. Obama is gone. Your […]

  • Ruff Life: Zephyr is a breath of fresh air for your family

    DALLAS — When you look at her pictures, you realize Zephyr is a lot of things. She’s a fashion plate, a tree hugger, a swimmer, a hand shaker, a dog lover, maybe not a pig lover, and most of all a smiler! “She’s just really fun and energetic,” said Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman. So what’s this dog’s dilemma? Who knows! “She’s been with Dallas Pets Alive! since May of 2016, and we have no idea why because […]

  • Norma’s Cafe celebrates Pi Day by splitting their piece of the pie with students

    DALLAS — It’s Pi Day, y’all! Few take a day devoted to pie more seriously than Norma’s Cafe. “We’ve actually been using the same recipe since we first started in 1956,” said Norma’s Marketing Director Katy Anderson. “If it’s been working for 61 years, why change it?” But something did change on this Pi Day! “We decided to turn this year’s Pi Day into a fundraiser for TAG Magnet, their Robotics team,” Anderson said. That means a slice of all […]

  • Hey seniors! Here’s the easiest money you’ll make all year

    DALLAS — Hey seniors! And we’re talking to the high school version here. Are you drowning in scholarship applications and essays? Well, you’re not going to want to miss this one from the American Fire Sprinkler Association. It’s all the money with none of the stress! “It’s eight questions online, and it’s an interactive quiz,” said AFSA Director of Communications Nicole Duvall. “Each correct answer on our quiz is an entry into our scholarship drawing.” The AFSA makes a living […]

  • An oasis might be on the way for Dallas food deserts

    DALLAS — The difference between a dessert and a desert might be a single ‘S’, but fixing the food deserts across Texas is no piece of cake. “It’s a big difference between where I live at and here,” said Oak Cliff Save-a-Lot employee and Grand Prairie resident Dahlia Ramos. “Right in my neighborhood we have five different grocery’s within five blocks.” For someone in the Highland Hills part of Oak Cliff, getting groceries used to mean going way out of […]

  • Dallas Public Library’s Fairy Tale Closet creates prom princesses

    DALLAS — There may be just one Cinderella, but with the Dallas Public Library’s Fairy Tale Closet, that means more than 100 girls will feel like a Disney princess at this year’s prom. “Prom is your first chance to really dress up and feel like a princess,” said Fairy Tale Closet Creator Melissa Dease. “If you get the right dress, that helps you live your fairy tale.” Prom is a longtime dream for some young women. “Since I was in […]

  • Ruff Life: Gus needs a Cinderella to save him

    DALLAS — First he got caught and then he got a name. “We’ll call you Gus,” Cinderella told the chubby little mouse in the Disney classic. “Gus Gus!” the mouse approved. Not too different from the Gus who’s still looking for love and a home here in Dallas. Ours wasn’t just homeless, though! He was sick too! “When he first came into Dallas Pets Alive’s program, he was actually heartworm positive,” said Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman. They […]