Hey there! I’m Brian and I joined NewsFix in January 2018. I’m a native Northeasterner who is happy to have called DFW home for the past few years after spending 14 years in the Snow Belt of Central New York–I’m talking an average annual snowfall of about 120(!) inches typically lasting from November through April, and it’s always funny to see Southerners gasp when I tell them that.
I graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism, became a sports anchor/reporter in Utica, N.Y. then returned to the city of Syracuse to do the same, moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to be an anchor for Spectrum Sports Texas until that channel was discontinued in 2017 following the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger, and now here I am, covering all types of stories for NewsFix.
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FRISCO — Cowboys Nation was ringing the alarm Tuesday night when Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones were spotted sitting together at the Beyonce/Jay-Z concert at AT&T Stadium, but don’t get any ideas that the receiver and the team will reunite. The Cowboys currently have 99 other problems, and Dez ain’t about to be another one. The problems in Dallas’ 16-8 season-opening loss at Carolina were mostly on the offensive end, however the players say it wasn’t all as bad as […]
FRISCO — Jason Garrett stated the obvious a day after the Cowboys’ offense was almost completely shut down in a 16-8 loss at Carolina: it needs to get a lot better. “We didn’t play with good enough rhythm, particularly early in the game. It got a little bit better, but we have got a long way to go. We have to improve offensively; move the ball better and score points.” Dallas didn’t get past midfield until the third quarter, didn’t […]
DALLAS — Guerrilla Girls sounds like a bad ’70s film, but it’s actually a famous group of anonymous women artists based in New York City that’s been fighting for gender and minority equality in the art world for more than 30 years. Now, a collection of their work is on display in Dallas, in a gallery at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff thanks to a partnership with CYDONIA art gallery. “They’ve shown in some really great institutions, so it […]
DALLAS — For those old enough to remember September 11, 2001, it’s a memory that is burned into their minds. “I was in my 8th grade geometry class when the Towers fell,” recalled Priscilla Ellington. “They brought in the TV, and it was catastrophic to see everything going on.” In advance of the event’s 17th anniversary next week, Ellington and more than 600 fellow first-responders participated in the 8th annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Renaissance Tower on […]
FRISCO — It’s been more than eight months since Ezekiel Elliott last played in a football game, but the star running back doesn’t think that will be a problem when he returns to action in the Cowboys’ season-opener this Sunday at Carolina. “I’m young, I’ve got fresh legs, I’m going to grind it out,” says Elliott. “I want to prove I’m the best back in the game, and that’s what my focus this offseason was.” And unlike last year, when […]
FRISCO — Kat Clinkscales is committed to her classroom, her volleyball court, and her community, and that’s why she’s this week’s CW33 Class Act! The Frisco Independence senior started playing volleyball in fourth grade, but it’s become as much about learning life skills as athletic skills for her. “Being able to work with the team and the other five people on the court with you teaches you communication and teamwork, and the basic skills that I think will help somebody […]
FRISCO — After four pretty terrible preseason games featuring mostly backup and eventually-cut players, the (real) Cowboys team is ready to play for real this Sunday at Carolina! “I’m excited for game day already; I wish it was here,” said rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch following Wednesday’s practice. “It’ll be exciting to get out there and get going in the regular season and see how things go.” Running back Ezekiel Elliott, who didn’t play at all in the preseason to […]
LEWISVILLE — This week’s CW33 Class Act is Elizabeth Shoven from Lewisville High School! Elizabeth learns best when she has visuals and hands-on materials to work with. So even though she didn’t always know it, architecture was destined to be a perfect passion for her. “When I was younger I really wanted to be a graphic artist or an animator. But I fell in love with history, and architecture, in my opinion, is like the materialization of history.” Elizabeth, who […]
HOUSTON — The Cowboys lost to the Texans 14-6 on Thursday to wrap up an 0-4 preseason schedule. But of course, records are not the point of the preseason. “Obviously, you have a lot of different objectives going into each of the games,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “It starts with the playing time of your guys; you`re looking at different people. Certainly whenever you go out there you want to win, we’re competing to win, but that doesn’t override […]
WYLIE — If you heard the In-Sync Exotics wildlife sanctuary was holding an adoption event, you’d be correct in wondering if that’s a good idea. Well, it wasn’t for their lions, tigers, or bobcats; it was for their housecat cousins. “We’re doing big cats helping little cats,” said In-Sync’s Angela Culver. “It’s an adoption event where people can come out to the sanctuary and they can find their new four-footed furry feline best friend.” Say that five times fast! The […]