Doug Dunbar

Doug Dunbar

Doug is co-anchor of CBS 11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. He is a multiple Emmy-award winning anchor and reporter, and was most recently honored with a 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow award, for his outstanding writing and reporting, on a group of North Texas D Day veterans, and their emotional journey back to Normandy, France.

Since arriving in 2004, Doug has covered it all here in North Texas, and beyond. When the story breaks, he’s often on the road, reporting for us from where the news is happening. It’s where he most loves to be.

He’s an accomplished pilot, holding private, multi, and instrument ratings and is one of the few civilians who’ve ever had to chance to fly both the F-16, and the FA-18. Even “trapping” (landing) and catapulting from the deck of the USS Harry S Truman.

He has a passion for our military, for clear reasons. Doug’s dad was a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, but passed away in Vietnam just as his second tour of duty there, was coming to a close.

Doug is also an avid Triathlon racer, at Sprint, Olympic, and 70.3 distances. Even qualifying and competing at the USAT National Championships in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

And in the rare and obscure sport of barefoot waterskiing, he is a former National Champion, and former record holder.

Above all, he’s a husband, and father of two. A lover of life, and all the blessings it has to offer.

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Slammed By An 18-Wheeler… A Young Athlete Fights Back: “I’m healed”

It’s been a long road for Bailey Buchanan since that night on Sept. 26, 2014, when her life changed forever.



This Is Texas: Fourth-Grader Making A Name For Himself In Rodeo

Cooper Lane carries with him more experience in rodeo than he does in school!


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Cleanup At Rio Vista Elementary School After Storms

The Rio Vista Elementary School took a hit in the storm.


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Classmates Help Disabled 8th Grader Score First Basket

Eighth-graders at Trinity Springs Middle School gave a holiday surprise to a fellow student who just wanted to be able to shoot a basketball.


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Texans With Character: JeAuna Evans

JeAuna Evans was bullied when she was in the third grade. Now, in fifth grade, she has written an e-book about the experience in hopes of helping others who are being bullied.


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Texans With Character: Aliah Henry

When we think about the essentials, rarely do we think of furniture. But one DFW nonprofit is providing a unique service to those who need it most.


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VIDEO: Return To D-Day Special (Air Date: July 5, 2014)

CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar travels to Europe with North Texas World War II veterans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.



D-Day, Soldier Recalls Night Of The Nazi Surrender

Seventy years ago, in a segregated army, a Rowlett man served as a guard of supplies and German prisoners during WWII. As a result, he was also one of the first people to know something that would change the course of world history.


Incredible moment unfolding on Omaha beach. Dallas D-Day 70 vet Charlie Alford shares this moment holding sons hand (Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day Preview

CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar brings you the stories of North Texas veterans who recently traveled to Normandy, France, to observe the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The series begins tonight on CBS 11 News at 10.


President Barack Obama joins World War II veterans to deliver an address during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2014 in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. (credit: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

Obama Marks D-Day’s 70th Anniversary

President Barack Obama arrived Friday on the shores of Normandy, where waves of U.S. forces came by air and sea to liberate Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago.


Navy man Robert Jagers points to the memorial in honor of his fellow LST men who were lost in battle. (credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11 News)

Return To D-Day: H Hour

Those attending the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy on Friday will be on hallowed ground, surrounded by the headstones of those who, unfortunately, did not return.


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WW II Liberty Jump Team Prepares To Parachute Again

Nearly 70 years after the D-Day invasion, there is a new set of men parachuting over France. The Liberty Jump Team will honor our North Texas D-Day vets and the team prepared for the big moment right here in North Texas.