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!
We finally did it. After nearly twenty years of marriage, two kids now 10 and 7, three cats, two hamsters, opossums, birds, turtles, fish ducks and more, we got a dog.
The Earth has been spinning for 4.5 billion years. It’s population, 6.9 billion people. But that could all become history, tomorrow.
Been on Facebook a few years, I get a few “likes” here and there for things I post. But it’s my public CBS 11 News Facebook page, that left me speechless this weekend. I’ve posted everything from fun, goofy posts, to serious information. But nothing has ever gotten the kind of attention, like what I posted on Friday.
If curiosity killed the cat, that cat must have had it coming. Curiosity is one of the greatest blessings we have. One of the proudest parts of being a father is helping foster curiosity.
I’m just going to come out and say how I feel each and every year when we get here. Why does it have to come down to a holiday to give thanks? For some of you, it doesn’t. Me neither.
With the benefit of hindsight, I reflect back to the summer, when I dropped my two kids off at a Tae Kwon Do camp. They had never really been exposed to traditional martial arts.
So many do so much to honor our veterans, but this just may be one you’ve never heard done. A group of North Texas Marines have planned a mission. They are going to read the name of every veteran lost in conflict, aloud, on a single day.
It is rare when man and machine can combine to tell a story. After nearly 50 years, fate brought two pilots back to the very same airplanes they flew in Vietnam.
There is a growing memorial for Vietnam vets in North Texas that is every bit as moving as the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Those behind it know first hand what that war was like.
Even though I cast my vote for President on Tuesday morning, my mind was made up long ago on who impresses me the most as a leader. My mom, Inge Dunbar.
Random thoughts from a worn out triathlete! Season’s over, and I am glad! Triathlon has been one of my passions of choice the last few years, and I just wrapped up the season.
Monday brought the news that Lance Armstrong officially lost his Tour de France titles, all seven of them, and he is now banned from competitive cycling for life. Not a shock.