Austin was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, attended college at Arkansas State University later to join KODE in March 2017, and KSN in September, 2018.
In the third grade he can recall writing a journal entry “I want to go to college to be a news guy…”, from an early age he knew he wanted to report.
His desire to inform citizens about what goes on in their community is why Austin loves reporting. That’s why when attending college in Jonesboro at ASU most of the news he reported was community based.
While in college, Austin anchored, reported and produced the school’s newscast. In the summer of 2013 Austin interned at an ABC affiliate, KATV, in Little Rock, Arkansas.