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.
In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, meet the oncology nurses on the fourth floor at Texas Health Arlington.
Three-year-old Ryan’s spirit and courage help keep his parents calm.
Nineteen weeks have passed since the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society humbled me with the selection to represent those fighting blood cancer, by competing at this year’s Ironman World Championship.
Suzanne Dudek is one of nearly 50 cancer patients taking advantage of the new Fit Steps Program at UT Arlington.
Hales let CBS11 come along during his chemotherapy treatment.
Maria Perez Franco is fighting through leukemia and has earned a scholarship to Harvard.
It’s been three scary years for a boy who embodies the meaning of the word “warrior.”
A brother and sister in Southlake are selling lemonade to raise money for leukemia research.
Chemotherapy was his best chance at taking on this cancer, but when that therapy began, there was an issue. And it was a big one.
The Ironman World Championship is described by many as the toughest, single-day race on Planet Earth. This year, it’s happening on October 8, and I’m going to race in it to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
In our exclusive access given to us by Southwest Airlines, we had a front row seat to just how many people touch that aircraft, in so many different ways. and for Southwest Airlines, this is just one of their 3,800 flights a day!
The story of Alek Lara is a fascinating story of cooperation. A perfect storm of cooperation.