Brian New

Brian New

Brian joined the CBS 11 News team in 2013 after working as an investigative reporter for the CBS affiliate in San Antonio. While in South Texas, he was honored with six Lone Star Emmys, including one for his work along the U.S.-Mexico border. His investigations have 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 went back and tested thousands of old rape kits.

A native of Denver, Brian received his degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. 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 both avid runners and big football fans. They are happy to make their home in North Texas with their young son, Trent.

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Top 5 Surprisingly Good Effects Of Caffeine

The caffeine in your morning cup of coffee could actually be good for your brain.

CBS 11–10/18/2016

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About The Clown Threats

In North Texas, this clown craze has caused major disruptions at dozens of schools. Several students have been arrested and face charges of making terroristic threats.


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I-Team: Texas Schools Failing To Evaluate Thousands Of Students For Special Ed

Since 2004 special education enrollment in Texas schools has dropped from 11.2 percent to 8.5 percent of the student population, according to state reports.


Investigation is underway for multiple house fires in Oak Cliff. (Brian New/Twitter)

Arson Suspected At Vacant Homes In Oak Cliff

The Dallas Fire Department responded to three vacant house fires within an hour-and-a-half span Friday night in a neighborhood near E. Kiest Blvd and Texas State Highway 342.

CBS 11–10/08/2016

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Top 5 Things You Don’t Know About The State Fair

You don’t have to be a true Texan to know about Big Tex and all of the fried food at the the State Fair of Texas. But here are five things that even annual fair goers may not know about the fair.


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Top 5 Things You’re Paying Too Much For

Regardless of how much you make, overpaying can be a costly habit.

CBS 11–09/27/2016

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I-Team: What Ever Happened To Dallas’ Pedestrian Tunnel System?

Just below the streets of downtown Dallas sit 36 blocks of pedestrian tunnels. Once lined with stores and restaurants connecting many of the central business district’s skyscrapers, the tunnels are now mainly empty.

CBS 11–09/21/2016

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides assistance to more than more than 400,000 people in North Texas. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Top 5 Ways To Speed Through The Check Out Line

This could completely change how you think about going to the grocery store, the Top 5 ways to pick the fastest check-out line.

CBS 11–09/20/2016

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Dr. Tattoff Leaves Customers Half Inked

Stephine Tigert wanted to erase a mistake she made when she was 18-years-old. But when she went in for her fifth session the door was locked and the lights were out.

CBS 11–09/16/2016

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Top 5 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Football Tickets

To score tickets to the big game, consumer advocates say fans need to know the rules when it comes to buying tickets online.


Teacher helps students understand what 9/11 means.

Teacher Helps Young Students Understand What 9/11 Means

As many reflect on 9/11, a day most will never forget, school teachers face the challenge of explaining September 11th to students who simple weren’t alive yet.

CBS 11–09/09/2016

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Top 5 Things Most Users Don’t Know About Facebook

There’s also a good chance even daily Facebook users are unaware of all the new features and privacy settings offered by the social media giant.



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