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