Credit: via Facebook Photo: Jody Dean

We've been seeing a lot of Tara Harper's until-recently soul-patched beau, Jody Dean, on Season 1 of Most Eligible Dallas. But who exactly is this sweet, if slightly odd, older man who has entered Tara's life?

As it turns out, he's kind of a big deal. Jody's been in the broadcasting biz (ie. radio) for 30 years, and has managed to rack up an Emmy, a place in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, and the title of “Best Talk Show Host” from the Dallas Business Journal. Some notable titles Jody has held include executive producer for the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network, and morning news anchor on KRLD. Not too shabby!

Beyond his radio career, Jody is also a published author. His book, Finding God in the Evening News, is an examination of how you can find God's hand in major world events — including tragedies.

Basically, he's a successful radio host and a good Christian man. Sounds perfect for Tara!