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.
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!
The story of Alek Lara is a fascinating story of cooperation. A perfect storm of cooperation.
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.
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.
It’s been a long road for Bailey Buchanan since that night on Sept. 26, 2014, when her life changed forever.
Cooper Lane carries with him more experience in rodeo than he does in school!
The Rio Vista Elementary School took a hit in the storm.
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.
JeAuna Evans was bullied when she was in the third grade. Now, in fifth grade, she has written an e-book about the experience in hopes of helping others who are being bullied.
When we think about the essentials, rarely do we think of furniture. But one DFW nonprofit is providing a unique service to those who need it most.
CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar travels to Europe with North Texas World War II veterans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Seventy years ago, in a segregated army, a Rowlett man served as a guard of supplies and German prisoners during WWII. As a result, he was also one of the first people to know something that would change the course of world history.