Barbara Schwarz

barbaraschwarz Barbara Schwarz  Barbara was nearing her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UTD when she took a video production class and knew she had to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.  That led to an internship at KERA TV.  Barbara has been an associate producer at KDFW, a traffic reporter spotting congestion twice a day from Reunion Tower.  She’s run cameras and directed cable TV shows and lugged video cables at the Mesquite Rodeo.   Barbara was the only local broadcast reporter in New York on 9/11 and covered the disaster.

Barbara joined KRLD in 2001.  Her work on features and series, covering everything from capital punishment to breast cancer to cowgirls, have won over a dozen awards. More recently, Barbara’s weekly environmental story, The Greener Side was named best specialty report by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

A few fun facts: Barbara is a native Dallasite and first generation American.  Her parents were forced to flee their native Netherlands and Germany from Nazi persecution.  She’s a huge Mavs fan, voracious reader, avid movie goer and loves cats and horses.

Contact Barbara at Bhschwarz@cbs.com

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Revisiting McKinney’s Historic Homes

Some of the oldest homes in Texas are located right here in McKinney. KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz takes us to Chestnut Square, where a number of historic homes have been built or relocated since the early 1870’s.

11/13/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Victim’s Family Speaks Out After Former Carthage Mortician Bernie Tiede Set Free

The former Carthage, Texas undertaker, who’s served 17-years of a life sentence for killing wealthy East Texas widow Marjorie Nugent is being released.

05/07/2014

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A Western Playground At Beaumont Ranch

KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz spent the day at Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, a sprawling 800 acre guest ranch with a wedding chapel and a…jail?

05/02/2014

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Texas CPR Instructor Uses Skills To Save Puppy

The first time a CPR instructor in Texas ever used her training on a living being turned out to be at home with a four-legged friend. It worked.

03/25/2014

White Rock Lake (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Is The ‘Lady Of The Lake’ In East Dallas?

An old East Dallas legend holds that one North Texas lake has it’s own ghost. KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz takes us behind the story of the ghost on White Rock Lake.

03/20/2014

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iFly Brings Indoor Skydiving To Frisco

Have you always wanted to skydive, but hate the risk? Whether your 3 or 103, there’s a place in Frisco that might be right for you.

01/30/2014

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on May 28, 2009 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

G.W. Bush Speaking At Messianic Jewish Event In Dallas

Former President George W. Bush is speaking tonight at a fundraiser for a group that aims to persuade Jewish people to accept Jesus as their savior… and not everyone is on board.

KRLD–11/14/2013

1865: A ghostly figure appears to a couple eating their dinner in a country cottage. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 225 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Are Parts Of Denton Haunted?

A simple search of the web will turn up a host of ghost stories about the city of Denton. But is the city really haunted?

KRLD–11/14/2013

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The Amazing Acro Cats Perform In Fort Worth

A very special kind of circus is in Fort Worth featuring feline ‘purrformers’.

KRLD–10/17/2013

Process Server

Process Server Granny Leaves Her Mark

It appears a Houston process server didn’t appreciate being duped…and she let that be known by urinating in a man’s driveway.

10/02/2013

Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls Has Year-Round Plans

The waterparks are open from Memorial to Labor day, but if president and Founder David Busch has his way, they’ll be open year round and also become adventure parks.

KRLD–09/25/2013

The Neuro Fitness Foundation in Euless, a nonprofit gym for the disabled.

Euless Gym Caters To Physically Challenged

The clients at the Neuro Fitness gym in Euless aren’t there to lose 20 pounds or experience a miracle — they come for a different reason.

08/14/2013

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