Brendan Higgins 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.
The hit game show “Jeopardy!” is celebrating 30 years on the air, and the Clue Crew is in North Texas looking for a new batch of contestants to be on the show.
The Dallas Film Society is bringing Lee Daniels to North Texas as a special guest of honor at their upcoming “The Art of Film” event next month.
Dr. Crystal Foster looks ahead at the upcoming flu season, and discusses a study about how the bacteria inside of humans could impact a person’s weight.
The CBS drama “NCIS: Los Angeles” celebrates a milestone on Tuesday night. The show has reached 100 episodes, and stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell spoke about the occasion.
The Fort Worth ISD is in the third year of a unique campaign to combat bullying. The ‘It’s Not OK’ campaign teaches students to have respect for others, and the students are heavily involved.
For DFW student Jacob Wisch, putting his feelings on paper was a major step toward taking a stand against bullying. Now, his words are being shared in other schools.
Bullying can play a significant role in domestic violence. Kelly Terstriep with the Genesis Women’s Shelter explains the connection.
CONTACT is a teen program that helps educate students about bullying and provides comfort for the victims of bullying. The program’s director offers information for concerned parents.
The State Fair of Texas is a foodie’s paradise, but it is not only about the eating. Visitors can get in on the baking action at a new cookie challenge.
Dr. Lauri Jensen-Campbell, associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, talks about the health effects of bullying on teenagers.
John Kirtland is an unassuming man, but one with a Midas touch. He might be the DJ calmly spinning tunes in the corner of a Dallas lounge — maybe some remixed Bush or Alpha Rev. But that is just a side gig.
Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Walter Dansby talks about new security measures in the school district, and other changes that could be coming in the near future.