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
Constables give away thousands of turkeys ahead for Thanksgiving
Pct. 6 Constables teamed up with the Compean Funeral Home to give away thousands of turkeys to families in need ahead of Thanksgiving.
Families gifted free groceries for Thanksgiving say help comes at perfect time
The Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office's annual turkey giveaway meant a little more this year.
Dave Chappelle stops at local favorite while in Houston for surprise shows
When you visit H-Town, you eat good food! Dave Chappelle was here performing at the House of Blues and stopped at the Turkey Leg Hut.
Flying Saucer Pie Company still sees long lines through pandemic
These Flying Saucer faithful lined up early to get their pies for Thanksgiving. They're just doing it a little different this year.
Police looking for BMW that chased driver who caused crash in N. Houston
The driver of a pickup T-boned an innocent driver and then slammed into a nearby building in north Houston.
Mom says she saw daughter die after car-to-car shooting
"I'm not going to stop trying until I get her justice, and that's what I want them to understand. You can't hide for ever," the mother said.
Woman to be released from hospital in time for holidays after battling COVID-19 for 5 months
After being told she only had a 23% chance of surviving, a Texas City woman will be home in time for the holidays.
Shooter on the loose after man found dead in his driveway in SW Houston
Police believe the victim was trying to stop someone from breaking in to his vehicle when he died in southwest Houston.
Houston-area travelers have mixed reaction to CDC Thanksgiving guidance
If a morning survey of people traveling through Houston is any indication, not everybody is on board with the new CDC recommendation.
Crash led to multiple armed people opening fire, HPD says
There were multiple reports of shots fired at an intersection near the Westpark Tollway and Beltway 8.