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 part of the CBS 11 team which received a coveted Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006.
Doug joined CBS 11 in 2004, bringing with him a wealth of experience in local TV news and radio and a love of reporting from the scene. Soon after his arrival at CBS 11, he went on the road to report from Florida as category 4 Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Ivan came ashore, leaving behind hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage and devastating countless lives. In 2009, Doug traveled to Fort Hood immediately following the mass shooting at the Army post, where he reported the dramatic stories of those who survived the attack.
Prior to joining CBS 11, Doug spent nearly 11 years at WPLG-TV in Miami, covering local, national and international stories of interest to the residents of South Florida. While on assignment, he spent time inside communist Cuba, covering Cuban American political affairs, international relations, and more. He also reported from Haiti on diplomacy and attempts to rebuild the nation. Doug also extensively covered the 2000 Presidential election balloting controversy from West Palm Beach, Fla.; the 1996 ValueJet crash deep in the Everglades, and American Airlines Flight 965, which crashed in Cali, Columbia in 1995.
Doug is 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. His passion for aviation has led to his in-depth reporting on many interesting military stories, including taking viewers inside the Air Force’s F-16 in flight, as well as the Navy’s F-18 Hornet, which included landing and catapulting from the deck of the USS Harry S Truman. He’s skydived with the U.S. Army and spent considerable time covering the Army’s 82nd Airborne Rangers’ during Iraq war preparations.
As a former National Champion barefoot water skier, you’ll often find Doug out on Lake Grapevine getting a set in before the Texas breezes rough up the water. He is also an avid triathlete and golfer.
Born at the Army base in Fort Benning, Ga., Doug spent part of his childhood in Frankfurt, Germany, and still speaks fluent German. He and his wife, Camie, have a son and a daughter: Madison loves horses and Kenny Chesney, and Brayden is being groomed to start at middle linebacker for your Dallas Cowboys!
CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar travels to Europe with North Texas World War II veterans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
There are three days until the 70th anniversary of D-Day. CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar is in France documenting the return of a group of North Texas WWII veterans. Right now, Doug takes a closer look at the organization that got veterans there.
This Friday, the world will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar is there with a group of north Texas D-Day heroes to document their emotional return to Omaha Beach. French students mobbed Rowlett resident Ormand Knowles — asking for his autograph when they learned he is a D-Day vet. To give us an idea of what this week will be like for veterans, we need only look back to our Return to D-Day, one year ago.
Final preparations are being made for the D-Day anniversary and Doug Dunbar is with veterans.
CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar will travel with World War II veterans for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
As we walked down toward Omaha beach, there weren’t many words. Just ahead, the cold, imposing body of water looks no different than it did 70 years ago, our men tell me.
I have been here three times now. I still cannot walk into the American Cemetery in Colleville Sur Mer without my eyes watering. It is stunning, sobering, moving.