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
Evacuation order lifted, roads reopen after Dow's chemical plant leak in La Porte
People can return to homes and businesses in the area after the orders were lifted Wednesday.
Driver in stopped car killed in fiery crash on Highway 225
Fire officials say a car was stalled in a center lane on the westbound side when a driver in a Jeep coming over the hill rear-ended it. Both vehicles went up in flames.
Man accused of stabbing Harris Co. woman 40 times, killing her, granted bail
"He's at high risk to reoffend and when he does, it will be for a violent offense. What I'm going to do is set the bail in this case at $150,000," the judge said.
2 households near La Porte leak refused to evacuate, officials say
Emergency officials say the Dow facility's valve leak of an acrylic has stopped, but they caution a danger still remains Wednesday afternoon.
Theresa Balboa appears in court for first time since capital murder charge in 5-year-old's death
Theresa Balboa, who is accused of hiding Samuel Olson's body, appeared in court for the first time since being charged with capital murder.
2 men shot after fight breaks out at N Harris Co. bar
Deputies say two suspects fired shots into the parking lot while driving away from a fight at Little Woodrow's Bar and Grill on Timber Tech Avenue.
Eyesore utility box winds up on neighborhood sidewalk
See why one neighbor was compelled to call a newly installed eyesore "incredibly stupid."
Man took officer's gun from holster before another officer shot him, HPD says
As an investigation gets underway into the latest shooting involving an HPD officer, a teen accused of interfering with police faces a judge.
18-year-old charged with capital murder following deadly home invasion in east Harris County
The teen allegedly confessed to his role in the murder. Deputies are working to find the other suspects who forced their way into the home and shot the man.
Sister of woman killed in Westchase domestic violence shooting says 'they failed to protect her'
The victim's family said she would still be alive if the suspect "wouldn't have kept getting out on bond."