Doug Dunbar is co-anchor of CBS 11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
He is passionate about bringing Dallas-Fort Worth viewers the news that affects their lives, but he’s equally dedicated to making a real difference in the community. In 2016, Doug competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. It was the journey of a lifetime in more ways than one, and when it was all over, Doug raised $156,000 for the fight against blood cancers!
Doug has been honored with multiple EMMY Awards for his work, and in 2014, he was recognized with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a group of local D Day veterans’ emotional return to Normandy, France. Doug’s support for members of our armed forces and their families is very personal; He lost his father, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clarence Dunbar, in Vietnam. He was then raised by his mom, Inge, who — among many other things — taught him to speak German fluently.
An accomplished pilot, Doug is one of the few civilians who’ve ever had to chance to fly both the F-16 and the FA-18. Even catapulting from the deck of the USS Harry S Truman AND trapping (landing) on it!
And random fact: he’s a former National Champion and record holder (since broken!) in the obscure sport of barefoot waterskiing!
However, Doug will tell you that nothing in the world is more important to him than his role as husband and proud daddy of two.
The Huey helicopter changed the way the U.S. fought the Vietnam War.
John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth is making a difference by making “house calls” to the homeless.
This year, Southwest Airlines will fly 115 million passengers. The airline was born 46 years ago with three airplanes and a bucket of borrowed money.
Matt Pearce, who was shot and critically wounded in March 2016, talks about his journey to get back out on the streets as a Fort Worth police officer.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum at the Addison Airport hosts the two-day event which will feature the chance to take a flight into history.
With major roads out of Houston under water, relief efforts trying to get supplies in aren’t fairing much better.
Experience the powerful moment a woman comes face-to-face with the trauma team that save her life.
Wednesday’s Warriors this week focuses on an organization that works to limit the pain of sharing the very personal story of abuse, for children.
Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, an opportunity for all of us, to pause a moment, and think about those who gave so much.
Alford was a 6th Armored Division First Lieutenant, forward observer, a fire direction officer, a concentration camp liberator and a recipient of the Silver Star for showing gallantry in action.
Nine-year-old Simran Martell is just weeks into recover from brain surgery. His older sister died of liver cancer.
Last week, 40 North Texas World War II veterans, were paired up with high school juniors in the Grapevine-Colleyville school district for a chance to pass down history.