Doug Dunbar

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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!

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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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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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.


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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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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)


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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)

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“Return To D-Day” Special: Part 3

Part 3 of the CBS 11 Special: Return To D-Day (original airdate: 11/17)

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