Doug Dunbar

Doug Dunbar

Doug Dunbar is co-anchor of CBS 11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

He is passionate about bringing Dallas-Fort Worth viewers the news that affects their lives, but he’s equally dedicated to making a real difference in the community. In 2016, Doug competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. It was the journey of a lifetime in more ways than one, and when it was all over, Doug raised $156,000 for the fight against blood cancers!

Doug has been honored with multiple EMMY Awards for his work, and in 2014, he was recognized with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a group of local D Day veterans’ emotional return to Normandy, France. Doug’s support for members of our armed forces and their families is very personal; He lost his father, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clarence Dunbar, in Vietnam. He was then raised by his mom, Inge, who — among many other things — taught him to speak German fluently.

An accomplished pilot, Doug is one of the few civilians who’ve ever had to chance to fly both the F-16 and the FA-18. Even catapulting from the deck of the USS Harry S Truman AND trapping (landing) on it!

And random fact: he’s a former National Champion and record holder (since broken!) in the obscure sport of barefoot waterskiing!

However, Doug will tell you that nothing in the world is more important to him than his role as husband and proud daddy of two.  

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Wednesday’s Warriors: Will Jeffers

It’s been three scary years for a boy who embodies the meaning of the word “warrior.”



Wednesday’s Warriors: Lemonade For LLS

A brother and sister in Southlake are selling lemonade to raise money for leukemia research.


Doug Dunbar with Hamilton Grant, Wednesday Warrior.

Wednesday’s Warriors: Hamilton Grant

Chemotherapy was his best chance at taking on this cancer, but when that therapy began, there was an issue. And it was a big one.


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Doug Explains His Mission & Its Purpose

The Ironman World Championship is described by many as the toughest, single-day race on Planet Earth. This year, it’s happening on October 8, and I’m going to race in it to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Doug Dunbar with the Southwest Airlines crew members during "the turn."

Exclusive Look At “The Turn” At Southwest Airlines

In our exclusive access given to us by Southwest Airlines, we had a front row seat to just how many people touch that aircraft, in so many different ways. and for Southwest Airlines, this is just one of their 3,800 flights a day!


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The Return Of 4-Year-Old Alek Lara

The story of Alek Lara is a fascinating story of cooperation. A perfect storm of cooperation.


Kerry Lyons says he knew right after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that he had to help his son prepare for a "worst case" scenario.

North Texas Father Creates Bullet Proof Backpack For Son

The attack in San Bernardino has many people re-evaluating just how safe they are at work or the safety of their children in school.


Lester Clark is a key witness for the investigation into the brutal slaying of 18-year-old Zoe Hastings. (credit: CBS11 News)

Key Witness In Slain Teen’s Investigation Recalls Abduction

This heart wrenching, exclusive interview with a key witness in the Zoe Hastings murder investigation offers insight into the last day of the teen’s young life.


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Slammed By An 18-Wheeler… A Young Athlete Fights Back: “I’m healed”

It’s been a long road for Bailey Buchanan since that night on Sept. 26, 2014, when her life changed forever.



This Is Texas: Fourth-Grader Making A Name For Himself In Rodeo

Cooper Lane carries with him more experience in rodeo than he does in school!


(credit: CBS 11 News)

Cleanup At Rio Vista Elementary School After Storms

The Rio Vista Elementary School took a hit in the storm.


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Classmates Help Disabled 8th Grader Score First Basket

Eighth-graders at Trinity Springs Middle School gave a holiday surprise to a fellow student who just wanted to be able to shoot a basketball.




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