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.
Ryan Mims is in a war that will have many battles and he just won one this week!
In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, meet the oncology nurses on the fourth floor at Texas Health Arlington.
Three-year-old Ryan’s spirit and courage help keep his parents calm.
Nineteen weeks have passed since the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society humbled me with the selection to represent those fighting blood cancer, by competing at this year’s Ironman World Championship.
Suzanne Dudek is one of nearly 50 cancer patients taking advantage of the new Fit Steps Program at UT Arlington.
Hales let CBS11 come along during his chemotherapy treatment.
Maria Perez Franco is fighting through leukemia and has earned a scholarship to Harvard.
It’s been three scary years for a boy who embodies the meaning of the word “warrior.”
A brother and sister in Southlake are selling lemonade to raise money for leukemia research.
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.
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.
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!