Co-host and Creator
Robert Riggs is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter and content entrepreneur. He has received three coveted Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Journalism Awards for Investigative Reporting.
Retired Criminal Investigator
Law Enforcement Liaison and Researcher
Louis Fawcett, a 43-year veteran Texas Peace Officer, is known as one of the nation’s best fugitive hunters through his clever tactics and dogged determination. Fawcett served a quarter century as a criminal investigator for the Office of Inspector General of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
Shannon Smith’s father was a DEA agent for 30 years
“When ‘Take Your Kid to Work Day’ rolled around each year in grade school, Shannon always looked forward to being taken to the Drug Enforcement Administration office in Dallas, Texas.
She and her classmates would have their fingerprints and photos taken before being thrown in a jail cell for a few minutes (don’t worry, her dad never kept them in the cell longer than 15 minutes!)
Life with her father meant watching ‘Cops’ on Friday pizza nights at home and having her dad make an appearance in the DEA helicopter by landing on her elementary school’s playground for career day.
Producer – Audio & Video
Seiler Burr is the editor and producer of the True Crime Reporter™ Podcast. He graduated from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. He earned his bachelor’s degree through the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.
He’s in charge of running True Crime Reporter™’s in-studio production. When he’s not in the studio behind the cameras and soundboard, he can be found working on the show’s post-production. In particular, he’s responsible for crafting the highly-produced True Crime Reporter@ Extra episodes. The software he uses includes the Adobe Creative Cloud and Blackmagic Design
In his free time, Seiler plays Ice Hockey locally in Dallas, is an avid fan of the Stars, and loves reading history and listening to his favorite podcasts.
Beth Arnold is a former professional dancer and currently teaches theater at a private school for children with learning differences in Dallas. She was a staff member in the Washington, D.C. office of the late Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas.
Beth is also an avid rider of American Saddlebred horses in both the Western and English disciplines.
James Richard, a native of Dallas, studied entrepreneurship and music business at Belmont University. James is a lifelong musician who creates music for himself and scores episodes of the True Crime Reporter™ podcast. As an entrepreneur, he has launched a business that produces vitamin infused honey. While health and music are very important to him he also enjoys playing hockey on weekends and watching the Dallas Stars.
Brian David Kerr
Brian designed the logo, graphics, and studio banners for both the True Crime Reporter™ and the SWAT Brothers podcasts. Robert became a fan of Brian’s creativity when he was the Senior Creative Director for The Dallas Morning News.
Facebook & Google Marketing Strategist
Kevin Adams began his digital marketing career in 2004. Since then, he has combined his paid search and performance marketing experience with AI tools to solve advertising problems using methods previously impossible. Kevin gets results – to that end, he is relentless.