When I was a little guy, I watched the "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" every day with my grandmother.
That was the genesis of my career as a broadcaster. I would stand in the mirror in our dining room at home in San Antonio, and imitate Bernard Shaw, Ed Bradley, Roger Mudd, Walter Cronkite. And my grandmother encouraged me, always telling me, "You can do anything you want in life."
Plus, I was nosey!
The youngest of three children, I have always loved reading and writing. (But I can do without math!!!)
Going through San Antonio public schools, I participated in athletics, but also academics. I love chess and played on the Highlands High School chess team. I was also part of the Speech and Drama Competition and the Debate Team.
I grew up singing in groups in San Antonio, mostly gospel music. I have always been active in church and am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Divinity. We are never too old to stop learning.
I absolutely love what I do for a living. I talk to high school students a lot and tell them that I make a movie everyday. Writing, directing and producing...the huge responsibility is this is not fiction, but rather about people and their lives. These are our neighbors, even if they are strangers. We are all community.
I studied Spanish for five years and speak it fairly well. It's important that we learn other languages. America is the only country where people don't know multiple languages.
I love the LORD, and am not ashamed of that. I try to be sensitive and compassionate in the stories I tell asking myself, "What would Jesus do?"
If I had a motto it would probably be: "It's not what we do for ourselves but what we do for someone else on a daily basis that makes a difference."
What have you done today?
E-mail Shaun at email@example.com.
In this week's Trackdown, words exchanged inside an Oak Cliff 7-Eleven ended with a man being chased down and killed.
The gunfire started after neighbors heard the burglars breaking into a home and tried to confront them. But the burglars were determined to stop anyone who got in their way.
The commissioner says he got the shot in hopes that it will also give a shot of confidence for communities of color where studies say nationally over half don't trust government medical care.
There was a different tone to the first round of questions Friday in the second day of hearings by Texas lawmakers into last week’s power grid meltdown.
The head of a big energy company told Texas lawmakers his employees warned ERCOT several days before the winter storm arrived. But he said ERCOT did not respond with enough urgency.
Dallas police have asked the public to help find out who was behind a drive-by shooting that injured an 11-year-old boy as he slept at his grandmother’s house earlier this month.
The virtual recovery centers opened by the SBA will give business owners, homeowners, renters and non-profits a chance to get some federal money so they can build again following the devastation of the winter storm.
From Fort Worth to Dallas, the story is the same across North Texas: people need water.
Trucks aren’t expected to start traveling in earnest again until Sunday, which means deeper delays in everything getting into stores in Texas and around the country.
Two Dallas police officers are recovering after being shot while responding to a call about a domestic violence shooting Thursday morning.