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.
Part 3 of the CBS 11 Special: Return To D-Day (original airdate: 11/17)
Part 4 of the CBS 11 Special: Return To D-Day (original airdate: 11/17)
On November 17, CBS 11 News will present a half-hour special about a group of World War II veterans from North Texas, their war experiences and their trip back to Normandy.
The Alliance Air Show kicks off Saturday at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth. Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual show, which will feature some of the best pilots this country has to offer.
Veteran Samuell Rowlett made a promise with God in the middle of World War II. Sixty years later, he’s keeping that promise.
Lt. Col. Joseph Turecky say he would have gone down with his plane if he had to. But thankfully, it’s a choice he never had to make during World War II.
Widow of Chris Kyle, America’s Deadliest Sniper, Taya Kyle, sits down for a one on one exclusive interview with Doug Dunbar.
During the ceremony on June 6 at Pointe du Hoc, Major Earl Tweed was approached by a man in a blue jacket who only spoke French, but wore an American flag tie.
At 0630, the sun was shining brightly, first time this week. Almost an omen, to say our men deserved a glorious day, to remember, reflect, and to celebrate themselves, and the lives lost.
Today we traveled from Caen, to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, home to the museum for the United States Airborne troops from WW2.
When you write, and share stories for a passion, and a living, a day like today here in Normandy, is one you dream of. But that dream-like day, comes with an emotional price, no matter if you’re an observer, or the writer.
Halfway between Paris and Caen is the small French town of Les Ventes. The town turned out today for the return of the wife of an American veteran.