T.J. Parker
T.J. Parker started at ABC13 in October 2018.

T.J. comes to Houston from the Midwest, where he was a reporter at ABC affiliate, WCPO-TV, in Cincinnati for three years. During his time in Cincinnati, T.J. covered many big stories that had a huge impact not only for Cincinnati, but the nation.

Prior to Cincinnati, T.J. worked as a reporter at the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana, and CBS affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee.

T.J. went to college at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. There, he studied Sociology with a concentration in criminology, along with broadcast news. During his time in college, T.J. was a part of the award-winning campus newscast, NewsChannel12. T.J. also spent a summer interning at the NBC affiliate in Wilmington, NC.

T.J. has known since third grade he wanted to be a reporter. Originally from suburban Chicago, this is T.J.'s first time in Texas! He noticed instantly the diverse culture of Houston and is excited to explore everything the area has to offer!

In his spare time, T.J. likes to check out unique restaurants, run, kayak, and explore new places in Houston. Have suggestions? Or story ideas? Email him at tommy.j.parker@abc.com.

If you see him out, please say, "Hi!"

T.J.'s Stories
Pedestrian hit on I-45 Gulf Fwy was trying to cross freeway, police say
The victim is currently in critical condition, and officers are working to figure out why he was attempting to cross the freeway.
Officials work to recover upside down car found in Brays Bayou
Shortly after a similar rescue was attempted this morning at Brays Bayou, officials were called to a second water recovery in the Alief area.
Water rescue called off on Brays Bayou near Hermann Park
Houston firefighters were called out to Brays Bayou near Cambridge and Holcombe for a water rescue, but cancelled their search around 90 minutes later.
High school football player Derrick Pittman plans to 'tackle' his cancer
A Shadow Creek High School football player received devastating news that is putting him on the sideline.
Houstonians come out to rescue abandoned parakeets at park
Rescuers say the parakeets were fairly easy to catch because they were weak from being in the wild for at least the past 24 hours.
Driver dies after losing control on Southwest Fwy in Sugar Land
The driver may have hit the center wall and over-corrected, crashing into an 18-wheeler near Highway 99 Wednesday morning.
Teens in stolen van lead police on chase and crash in north Houston
Police say the van matched the description of a vehicle involved in a carjacking just a day ago.
Pole that impaled driver 'barely missed' man's heart, wife says
Jake Tabor's wife says a pole that completely impaled through his body "barely missed" the vital organ.
Mom says son was left alone and severely injured after being hit by car
"You don't hit somebody, look at them, and drive away like they're nothing," said the emotional mother.
Whataburger fans get dream wedding at their favorite restaurant
What goes into a wedding at Whataburger? We went to one being held on Valentine's Day of all days.