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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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Singing Group “Forte” To Perform In North Texas

Singing group Forte wowed the judges on a reality TV show, and now they will be performing in north Texas this weekend.


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5-Minute Meal From Olive Garden

It can be difficult to find the time to prepare a restaurant-quality meal at home. But if you’re looking for a dish that is as easy to prepare as it is tasty, Olive Garden offers a quick recipe.


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Meet The 5 DFW Students Heading To Juilliard

There are five students from Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas who are heading to Juilliard to continue learning about performing arts. Here is your chance to meet them.


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Get Up Close With Movies At Dallas Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival begins next week, giving DFW movie lovers a chance to see some extraordinary local films and talk to the people who made them.


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Meet The New Parkland Hospital CEO

There is a new leader to oversee Parkland Hospital’s big move next year. Dr. Frederick P. Cerise joined CBS 11 News in the studio on Tuesday morning to talk about this exciting time at the iconic facility.


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Harry Hunsicker Getting Praise For New Book

North Texas author Harry Hunsicker is getting critical acclaim for his latest thriller, “The Contractors.” Hunsicker stopped by the CBS 11 News studio to talk about the book.


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See The New 2015 Ford Expedition

Ford is unveiling their new 2015 Ford Expedition on Wednesday at the DFW Auto Show, but they brought the vehicle by the CBS 11 News studio first. Check it out!


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DFW Teen Stars In Nickelodeon Sitcom

Some big names in entertainment have come from the Lone Star State, and the latest is DFW’s own Paola Andino, star of the new Nickelodeon series “Every Witch Way.”


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Navigating The Best Black Friday Deals

With so many stores and so many deals, Black Friday shopping can be confusing. But expert Stephanie Rector knows exactly how to find all of the best savings online.


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Cowboys Kick Off Red Kettle Campaign

A tradition will return on Thankgiving as the Cowboys team up with The Salvation Army once again for the start of the Red Kettle Campaign at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.


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JFK Secret Service Agent Returns To DFW

Sercret Service agent Clint Hill jumped into President Kennedy’s limo when shots were fired, and he was in DFW again on Friday for the 50th anniversary of that dark day.


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Reporter Blames JFK Chaos On “Wannabes”

On the day that President Kennedy was assassinated, 50 years ago in downtown Dallas, Hugh Aynesworth was a 32-year-old reporter. But he was there only as a spectator.