Bud Gillett

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Bud is the most veteran reporter at CBS 11 News with 42 years in major market television news, the last 36 years working the streets of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Bud has filed stories from four continents on wars, earthquakes, and other major events directly affecting North Texans. He has also reported on historic events closer to home, including the Fort Worth tornado, numerous Texas hurricanes, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, and a toddler falling into an uncapped well in Midland. Prior to moving to Dallas/Fort Worth, he was a reporter, newscast producer, and assignments editor for stations in Detroit, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Bud has won numerous statewide reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press, UPI, and the prestigious Headliner’s Club, in addition to being a Dallas Press Club “Katie” nominee. His award-winning work runs the gamut, from investigative excellence to “best feature” reporter. He has also taken home broadcast news awards while at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and WLWI-TV (now WTHR) in Indianapolis.

He is a member of the Dallas Press Club, the Indiana University Alumni Association, and the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor (Connecticut).

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Jail Nurse Testifies Patrick Confessed To Murder

Rebuttal witnesses testify In Delvecchio Patrick murder trial Thursday.

05/21/2015

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Family Members Rush Out Of Dallas County Courtroom In Tears

Prosecutors say graphic crime scene photos were necessary to show jurors the brutality of Deanna Cook’s death.

05/19/2015

93-year-old Paul Maltos is on the right.  He was killed Wednesday when SUV he was in crashed into apartment building.

SUV Crash Victims’ Families Confused Day After Tragedy

Family members of two passengers say they don’t know the driver, or how she knew their loved ones.

05/14/2015

Water gushes from the Lake Ray Roberts spillway. May 12, 2015 (Image CBSDFW.COM)

Flood Control A Growing Challenge At Lake Ray Roberts

The Army Corps of Engineers is working to keep the lake from overflowing without flooding homes downstream.

05/13/2015

Water gushes from the Lake Ray Roberts spillway. May 12, 2015 (Image CBSDFW.COM)

Corps Of Engineers Changes Course To Avoid Flooding Homes

2,000 cubic feet of water is being let out of the Lake Ray Roberts dam every second.

05/12/2015

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Former U.S. Speaker Jim Wright Laid To Rest

Notable leaders and everyday admirers gathered in Fort Worth Monday afternoon to say goodbye to a Texas legend.

05/11/2015

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Heavy-Duty Cleanup Underway In Flooded Sanger

Commercial cleanup crews were the order of the day Friday in low-lying parts of Sanger where Duck Creek overflowed its banks overnight.

05/08/2015

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Islamic Leaders Explain What Sparks Anger

North Texas Muslim leaders say they feel Sunday’s Muhammad Art Exhibit was designed to offend.

05/04/2015

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Carjacking Victim Speaks

Woman still shaken up and says crime has caused major hardship for her.

05/01/2015

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Anxious Moments As Airline Pilot Spots Drone On Approach To Love Field

There were some anxious moments for pilots of a passenger jet landing at Dallas Love Field Tuesday night.

CBS 11–04/29/2015

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Monday Night Storms Cause Damage From Dallas To Kaufman

Uprooted trees, damaged cars and buildings — that’s just some of what was left behind after winds between 65 and 80 mph hit the city of Kaufman Monday night.

CBS 11–04/28/2015

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Rain, Flooding Causes Delays On Highway 75 In McKinney

For the second day, rain played havoc with drivers on stretches of US 75 in McKinney.

04/24/2015

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