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Brendan Higgins

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Brendan co-anchors CBS 11 News This Morning with Adrienne Bankert weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Brendan is a Dallas native and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas. After graduating, he covered the state legislature in Baton Rouge for the Louisiana NBC affiliates and later the Alabama state legislature for WAKA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama. He went on to become an investigative reporter and fill-in anchor for WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama, and then a reporter and fill-in anchor for News 12 in New York. Brendan joined KXAS as a reporter in 1998. He was a weekend morning anchor, reporter and investigative reporter until 2004, when he began co-anchoring NBC 5 Today.

After leaving KXAS in January 2010, Higgins wrote, produced and hosted “Wasted America,” a program exposing wasteful government spending. He was also the writer/producer/host of the in-flight travel show “It’s Good to Have Friends” for SwiftAir Media, a company in which he is a Founding Principal.

Brendan enjoys throwing the football with his two sons. He is also fond of catching footballs thrown by his two sons.

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Uber & MADD Partner Up For Safety Effort

In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Uber and MADD are forming a partnership and launching a national effort to keep people safe on the road.


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Previewing The Texas Wild’s 2nd Season

The Texas Wild are set to swing into action for their second season. Head coach Brent Haygarth and general manager Jeff Launius preview the upcoming season.


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Summer Activities At Fair Park In Dallas

School is now out for the summer. Looking for something to keep the kids entertained? Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings talks about the activities planned this season at Fair Park.


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Living Large: Chateau Blue Stem

This 5 bedroom, 5 bath home in Westlake is listed for just under $4.5 million, this home has everything a family needs.

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Living Large: Cliffside Castle In Fort Worth

Façade Norde is a landmark on Fort Worth’s Boat Club Road. The Scottish-French castle was built as an homage to family heritage.

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Living Large: Chateau Mon View

Chateau Mon View is nestled in an exclusive gated and guarded community in Flower Mound.

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Father & Son Make Mesquite FD History

History is being made at the Mesquite Fire Department. For the first time in the department’s history, a firefighter is being sworn into duty while his father is still an active member.


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Denton Officials Talk About Sriracha Pitch

Denton is trying to grab business from California. The city plans to make a pitch to the maker of the popular Sriracha chili sauce next week. City officials spoke about their pitch.


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Living Large: The Abbott House

Today’s Living Large is a modern bachelor pad in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas. It was featured on the Turtle Creek Association home tours this month.

CBS 11–05/09/2014

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FWISD Students In National Science Bowl

Some students from Paschal High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District have been showing off some mad science skills at the National Science Bowl.


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Living Large: North Dallas Tree House

A tree house in a North Dallas neighborhood is an ultimate dream come true for a child.

CBS 11–04/25/2014

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Burgess Holds Emergency Preparedness Summit

Rep. Michael C. Burgess is holding an emergency preparedness summit this weekend to help North Texans get ready for severe weather and the threat of the West Nile virus.