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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Pedophile Priest James Brzyski’s Secret Life In North Texas

Records, obtained through the Texas Public Information Act, show that police recovered a laptop, thumb drives and a cell phone from Brzyski’s room.


I-Team: Texas Commuter Train Slow To Install Required Life-Saving Technology

The most-ridden commuter rail line in Texas still does not have a life-saving braking device Congress ordered all trains to install nearly a decade ago.


I-Team: 70 Percent Of Deadly Hit-And-Runs In DFW Remain Unsolved

According to state crash reports, in the past two years, 91 people were killed in DFW in a hit-and-run crash.


Federal Officials Say Texas Illegally Denied Thousands Special Education Services

The U.S. Department of Education’s letter comes after a 15-month review into the dramatic decline in special education enrollment in Texas in the past decade.


Federal Report Says Texas Violated Special Education Laws

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Texas violated federal law when it comes to educating students with disabilities. The department released their report on Thursday.


Texas Families Urge Lawmakers To Move Faster To Screen Newborns For Deadly Genetic Disease

With a newly FDA-approved treatment, doctors says the lives of nearly one hundred Texas babies can be saved every year by screening newborns for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.


Arlington Bus Service Ends Friday

Critics say the lack of customers is the result of the lack of commitment by the city to public transportation.


DART Sees 60 Percent Increase In Aggravated Assaults In Last 2 Years

DART officials said additional private security guards are needed to help change the public’s perception that crime on DART trains has gotten worse. However, the CBS11 I-Team discovered this is more than just perception.


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