Brian New

Brian New


Brian New has been a member of the CBS 11 News team since 2013.  In 2017, he was awarded the Lone Star Emmy for best investigative reporter. This is one of ten Emmy awards Brian has been honored with during his career.  His recent I-Team investigations have uncovered flaws in the Dallas County probation system, federal gun laws not being enforced, and students being denied special education services from Texas public schools.  In 2017, his investigation into road rage won a Lone Star Emmy for best investigative report.

Before moving to North Texas, Brian worked as an investigative reporter for the CBS affiliate in San Antonio. His investigations in South Texas exposed how drunk drivers dodged DWI charges as well as how a loophole in a Texas law set mentally ill juvenile offenders free. As a result of a 2010 investigation, the San Antonio Police Department tested thousands of old rape kits.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Brian received his degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.  During his time at Syracuse University, Brian ran cross-country and track and field for the Orange. He went on to work as a reporter in Cheyenne, Amarillo and Omaha before he joined KENS in San Antonio, where he was named “Best Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Brian and his wife, Rachel, are happy to make their home in Frisco with their three young sons; Trent, Jack, and Luke.  Most weekends they can be found at a soccer field or a basketball gym cheering on their sons.   

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I-Team: Dallas Co. Seized Land Two Years Ago, Won’t Say How Owner Can Get It Back

Joel Potasznik owns the property and is required to pay taxes on it but for the past two years, he has been forbidden by the Dallas County Fire Marshal to step foot on his land.


I-Team: Homebuilders Push Texas Lawmakers To Block Fire Sprinkler Requirements

The Texas State Fire Marshal says every home should have fire sprinklers but state lawmakers have refused to make it a requirement for new homes.


Couple Understands Suffering In Sutherland Springs Better Than Most

Almaguer’s 30-year-old son was shot and killed as part of a domestic dispute. He says the pain of losing a child to violence never goes away.

CBS 11–11/07/2017

Sutherland Springs Resident: ‘Everyday Will Be A Little Less Worse Than Yesterday’

The day after 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas were gunned down at a church, resident Paul White said he knew what he had to do.

CBS 11–11/07/2017

Gunman’s Grandmother-In-Law Among Those Killed In Texas Church Shooting

The nation is in mourning once again after 26 people were gunned down at a church service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, located just outside of San Antonio.


I-Team: Cancer Patients Sue Roundup, Claim Ingredient Made Them Sick 

“There is no medical evidence whatsoever that glyphosate causes cancer,” said Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge. “I regret that these plaintiff lawyers have pointed them in that direction.”

CBS 11–11/03/2017

I-Team: Where’s The Harvey Donation Money?

The Red Cross collected more than $400 million in Harvey relief donations alone, but some donors and flood victims are asking where all the money has gone.


Mockingbird Footbridge To Open 6 Years Behind Schedule

The City of Dallas will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $17 million footbridge that crosses over Mockingbird Lane near Central Expressway on Thursday.


Bump Stock Inventor Heartbroken, Suspends Taking New Orders

Red-eyed and visibly upset, Jeremiah Cottle told the CBS11 I-Team from outside his business in Moran, Texas he has shed many tears since learning of Sunday’s shooting.


I-Team: State Fair Of Texas Executive Paid $708K

The State Fair of Texas is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Most of money goes towards the direct cost of putting on the 24-day event with more than $2 million going towards executive salaries.


North Texas Volunteers Serving Compassion To Houston Flood Victims

Before the flood waters reached historic levels in Houston, volunteers with the Dallas-area Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief team were on the road to help.


More Fires At Flood-Hit Crosby Chemical Plant Expected

Many evacuated residents of Crosby say the failure of a local chemical plant to prepare for Hurricane Harvey has put them all at serious risk.



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