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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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Bob Schieffer Recalls JFK Assassination

CBS News chief correspondent Bob Schieffer was in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot, and spoke with CBS 11 News from Dealey Plaza about that day, 50 years ago.


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Dallas Honors Heroes In Veterans Day Parade

One of the biggest Veterans Day parades in North Texas takes place in Dallas each year. Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Charles DeBellevue is one of the grand marshals in the parade.


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Profiles Of Courage: David Hillary

After their time of service, many veterans struggle to overcome PTSD. David Hillary talks about his experience during and after his time in the miltiary.


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Profiles Of Courage: Defenders Of Freedom

While it is certainly worth honoring our nation’s heroes, it is also important to recognize those who support veterans.


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Profiles Of Courage: C.B. Perdue

C.B. Perdue was a World War II B-17 gunner who was shot down over Germany in 1945. He shared his story with CBS 11 News.


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Profiles Of Courage: Robert Jagers

Robert Jagers is a World War II veteran decorated for his role in the D-Day invasion. He wrote a book about his experience on Utah Beach.


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Profiles Of Courage: Johnny Holliday

Johnny Holliday is a member of the Air Force Security Forces, and an accomplished jazz artist. He joined CBS 11 News to talk about his career and his music.


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“Jeopardy!” Looking For Contestants In DFW

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.


Lee Daniels arrives at the premiere of the movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" during the 39th Deauville American Festival on August 30, 2013 in Deauville, France. (credit: Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Dallas Film Event Honors Lee Daniels

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.


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DFW Doctor Talks Flu & Bacteria Study

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.


Actor LL Cool J attends the "NCIS: Los Angeles" celebration of the filming of their 100th episode held at Paramount Studios on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

“NCIS: Los Angeles” Celebrates 100 Episodes

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.



‘It’s Not OK’ Campaign Combats Bullying In Fort Worth

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.