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.
February is American Heart Month; a time to remind ourselves, when something just doesn’t feel right, knowing the signs of trouble can help you be your best advocate.
In this 2013 report, we narrow our focus to just one of our eight D-Day veterans, who returned to Normandy, France last week. Sixty-nine years to the day, Sgt. Major Robert Blatnik was able to walk the same stretch of sand that he and his men assaulted at 6:30am on June 6 in 1944. It was his first time coming back, and he told Doug Dunbar this trip made a memory that will stay with him until the day he dies.
This week’s Wednesday’s Warriors is about the power to save someone else’s life.
For this week’s Wednesday’s Warrior, we looked up the definition of the term half-hearted.
Gerald Jackson remembers it like it was yesterday. 2013. The Boston Marathon. The North Texan had trained his sister Lisa for months, to put her best on display at the legendary 26.2 mile run.
In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, there has to be a better way. That’s the mission of one North Texas family after a diagnosis of their newborn they never saw coming.
It’s one thing to fight a deadly disease with all you have. It’s another thing to do that, while also giving others your energy and insights who are in the very same fight.
For seven years no one could figure out why Damian Wells would fly into fits of rage out of the blue.
Neil Herskowitz is a Dallas Mavericks name you’ve never heard of. He’s worked behind the scenes for the Mavs for eight years, while fighting a losing battle with Cystic Fibrosis.
Chef Jeff Moschetti collaborates with a nutritionist to serve tasty, healthy grub for America’s Team.
Paulie Ayala is a Fort Worth man making a big difference for people battling Parkinson’s Disease.
Tom Hulsey is accomplishing elite athletic feats after surviving prostate cancer.