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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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Final Preparations – Return To D-Day 2014

Final preparations are being made for the D-Day anniversary and Doug Dunbar is with veterans.

06/04/2014

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CBS Returns to Normandy for D-Day – 2014

CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar will travel with World War II veterans for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

06/04/2014

Dallas resident Printis Sibley, Omaha beach. A salute, but no words. Too emotional (Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day: The Salute

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.

06/04/2014

American Cemetery in Normandy -- 9,387 American D-Day heroes buried here. Stunning. Sobering. Moving. (credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11 News)

Return To D-Day: Gut Wrenching Beauty

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.

06/03/2014

Incredible moment. French students mob Rowlett resident Ormand Knowles when learning he is #dday70 vet! Rock star!  (Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day: “The War Is Over”

“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 […]

06/02/2014

(Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day: The Monuments Men

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.

06/02/2014

Ormand Knowles (with his wife) honors one of the Wereth 11 (Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day: From Fair Fight To Atrocity

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.

05/31/2014

(Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day: And So It Begins

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.

05/30/2014

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11 Days Of Caring: Girl Delivers Presents To Patients

9-year-old Elissa knows what it’s like to be stuck in the hospital for the holidays. Now, she’s on a mission to bring a smile to those who won’t be home for Christmas.

12/21/2013

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CBS 11 News Producer Recalls JFK Phone Call

Jack Douglas Jr. was just a boy when President Kennedy was assassinated, but he received a very interesting phone call that day, from someone looking for his father.

11/20/2013

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“Return To D-Day” Special: Part 1

Part 1 of the CBS 11 Special: Return To D-Day (original airdate: 11/17)

11/17/2013

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“Return To D-Day” Special: Part 2

Part 2 of the CBS 11 Special: Return To D-Day (original airdate: 11/17)

CBS 11–11/17/2013

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