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Hey hey! I joined the Newsfix team as a Reporter/MMJ back in August 2017 after reporting for two years in Flint, Michigan at WEYI/WSMH.

I’m originally from South Carolina, and I received my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC (the real one!) before reporting at my first news station in Augusta, Georgia.

I’m a small town girl, and the DFW has A LOT to offer, but I’m doing a pretty good job of exploring–especially at all of the restaurants!

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miranda.parnell@cw33.com​ Follow on Twitter @miranda_parnell


Recent Articles
  • Why body cameras are good for us…and the cops

    DALLAS- Between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams’ wild ride on a scooter and Sherita Dixon-Cole’s DWI arrest, defense attorneys have had quite a busy week in North Texas. After her arrest in Ellis County, Dixon-Cole made up an elaborate story about how she was sexually assaulted by her arresting officer. The body camera determined…that was a lie. “That officer was receiving death threats,” said Mike Mata from the Dallas Police Association. “His good name was dragged through the mud.” […]

  • Got $15 million? You may be able to scoop up this prime lot in Highland Park

    DALLAS- There’s a vacant lot for sale off of Lakeside Drive, and you could own all this grass for just $15 million. “You’ve got an empty lot, living in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Dallas” said real estate broker Susan Keiser. “What an opportunity that is!” This spot offers you the chance to live large in Highland Park, and believe it or not, Keiser says $15 million is actually a reasonable price for this neighborhood and location. “That’s […]

  • 88-year-old polio survivor advocates for home care of ventilator patients

    RIVER OAKS – Dorothy Hill’s had quite a life, and now she spends her days pushing for better care of people who depend on ventilators. “I’ve been on breathing machines since 1949 when I had polio,” Hill said. “I feel like rather than being forced from hospital to nursing home, they ought to have an option to be able to go home and stay at home.” For years, Hill has argued that the government cost to hire trained home care […]

  • DISD students get active shooter prevention training

    DALLAS- For a while Monday at the AAC, kids got to be kids. But then it was back to reality. Dallas ISD hosted an event called ‘See, Say, Do Something’ to teach 6,000 middle and high school students how they can help prevent or survive a school shooting or attack. “It’s disheartening knowing that this is our reality now,” said student Glenda Meyer. “It takes away a piece of our innocence.” For the generation that’s grown up in a culture […]

  • Dallas man who went to Santa Fe High reacts to school shooting

    DALLAS- For one man in the DFW, the Santa Fe High School shooting hits even closer to home. Jacob Gravenmire lived in Santa Fe for years, and went to high school there. Today, he’s having trouble understanding how something like this could happen in the town he called home. “It’s kind of unexpected everyone knows everybody,” Gravenmire said of the town. “I was comfortable and safe there, and now knowing that someone that was my age that’s there is not […]

  • ’13 Reasons Why’ comes to Klyde Warren Park in Dallas

    DALLAS- Last year, critics said the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” glorified suicide when the show depicted a teenage girl killing herself, and leaving cassette tapes explaining her death for kids at her school. Now the series is back at it for season 2, and they’re marketing right here at Klyde Warren Park. “I think the problem is, often times with Hollywood and the production companies is that they sensationalize pretty important issues that need to be talked about addressed, […]

  • Ruff Life: Handsome Hank needs a home!

    DALLAS- Hank’s a dog who can always bounce back after he takes a hit. “We got him out of the shelter where he came in from injuries from being hit by a car,” said Amanda Peterson from Dallas Pets Alive!. “We were able to get Hank the surgery that he needed on his hips, so that he would be able to heal and eventually walk normally again.” Now that he’s doing better, nothing can hold him back! “He gets around […]

  • Arlington is out of the running for Amazon’s HQ2

    ARLINGTON- Amazon has been quite the tease lately when it comes to revealing where they’ll be opening their new headquarters. But today, we found out that they won’t be hanging around the Rangers. “The focus of Amazon has shifted elsewhere, but we are excited about the possibilities of what can happen here at Globe Life Park and the re-purposing,” said Jeff Williams, Mayor of Arlington. Williams says Arlington was one of a few finalist cities Amazon has been considering for […]

  • The mini-horse is okay, but the hedgehog’s got to go! American Airlines refines list of pets allowed onboard

    DALLAS – Before you pack up and head to the airport, you’d better take a look at this updated list of support pets that can’t chill with you in the cabin on American Airlines. Goats, insects, hedgehogs, pigs and amphibians are included on the forbidden animals list based on the new rules. But, if you need a service dog or mini horse, you’re still good! “A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is basic obedience trained, potty […]

  • ‘I knew he wasn’t breathing’: staff at Dallas elementary school save man having heart attack

    DALLAS – This week is designated to appreciating teachers & nurses and, boy…do we have a story for you. The school nurse, teachers, and staff at Martha Tuner Reilly Elementary in Dallas joined together to form a super squad and save a substitute teacher’s life. It all went down a few weeks ago, on March 26, after the sub went into cardiac arrest while standing in the front office. “I heard a thump, so I quickly ran across my desk […]