Doc was born and raised in Tyler. He's a graduate of Lindale High School and a proud TJC Apache, as well as an alumni of the world famous Apache Punch Drumline. In addition to his degree from Stephen F. Austin State University he also received his Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University in 2001.
Doc's broadcasting career began in 1990 at what was then KDOK (1330 AM). Since then his resume has grown to include such radio stations as: KSAU - Nacogdoches, KISX - Tyler, KKTX - Longview, and KNUE - Tyler. You can hear Doc's forecast weekdays on KMOO (99.9) - Mineola.
Doc made the move into TV in late '99 as the weekend weathercaster at KTEN (Channel 10) in Denison. From there he came back to East Texas and joined the weather staff at KETK (Channel 56) in Tyler. In 2002 Doc left for West Texas and KRBC (Channel 9) in Abilene. While in the heart of Tornado Alley he covered everything from tornadoes and grapefruit size hail to dust storms and thunder snow. In both 2003 & 2004 he was voted "Favorite Local Weathercaster" by the readers of the Abilene Reporter News. Then in 2004 Doc decided to come back home and start the Weather department here at CBS-19, where he served as Chief Meteorologist until August of 2007.
The latter part of 2007 brought many changes. Doc departed from CBS-19 in order to pursue his Real Estate license and a full-time career as a Real Estate professional. He began working with E.R.A. Five Star Real Estate Services in Tyler. Later, In December of 2007, Doc and Alissa Kirkley were married in Tyler. In the Fall of 2011 Doc began his affiliation with RealEdge Real Estate in Tyler. On any given day Doc can be found sharing his forecast with his friends here at CBS, assisting East Texans with selling and buying homes, giving a radio forecast, or you may even spot him spinning records at a wedding or party on the weekends. When you see him around town please stop and visit with him.
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