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!
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.
CBS 11 Anchor, Doug Dunbar is headed to Normandy, France with a group of WWII vets, and blogging about it for you.