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.
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.
“The War Is Over” There aren’t many people who can say they heard those words, before the rest of the world. But one of our North Texas D-Day veterans on our trip did. As we […]
Everywhere we go, every person our D-Day heroes have spoken to, the words “thank you” are ever-present. If you’ve never been here, it’s hard to understand the sincere gratitude that exists in this part of the world.
It was a short winding ride through the north side of Bastogne, to reach the former home of the 101st Airborne today. The Battle of the Bulge base of operations for the screaming eagles, and housing, that now stands frozen in time.
We’re eight hours from landing in France. We’re a lifetime from the war we’re going to remember. But looking at their faces as I walk the aisle of the airplane, I know it will all soon come back.