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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Woman Claims She Was Fired From Starbucks During Cancer Struggle

Lake Worth woman says Starbucks fired her while she is still struggling with cancer.

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Dangerous Crosswalk

Residents Troubled By Dangerous Crosswalk After Mother & Child Struck

A traffic fatality in Dallas’ Five Points neighborhood underscores the delicate balance between cars and foot traffic there.

03/31/2015

Vietnam Veteran Lawrence Snell

Injured Vietnam Vet Still Fighting To Get Purple Heart

A Kemp, Texas resident worries time may be running out for recognition of wounds he received in Vietnam.

03/30/2015

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North Texas Veteran To Be Awarded Mortgage-Free Home

The gray single story structure with blue shutters in northern Greenville was once an empty shell of a house; but soon it will be the new home— mortgage-free— to a disabled veteran.

03/27/2015

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CBS 11 Tests Amazon’s New 1 Hour Delivery In Dallas

They haven’t gone to drones yet, but Amazon is promising one-hour delivery service for selected areas in northwest Dallas County.

03/26/2015

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DISD Substitute Gym Teacher Accused Of Fondling Students

Dallas Police are now leading a criminal probe into accusations that a substitute gym teacher may have touched some fifth graders inappropriately.

03/25/2015

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Streetcars — A New Way To Get In & Out Of Downtown Dallas

It’s back to the future for streetcars in Dallas. On Monday Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the City of Dallas unveiled the 21st century version of streetcars that it will introduce to the streets of Dallas in April.

CBS 11–03/23/2015

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Reported Negotiations For High-Profile Hotel In Arlington

Could be a major hotel be coming to the sports district in Arlington? Right now, that’s the word coming from City Hall.

CBS 11–03/20/2015

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Community & Police Search For Missing Mother & Baby

A mother and her son disappear — and now a note to family suggests they may be in imminent danger. Heidi Martinez-Trejo, 28, and her one-year-old son Carlos Gomez were last seen Saturday afternoon.

CBS 11–03/18/2015

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Father Arrested After Girl Saved From Hot Car

Authorities in Mesquite were forced to break open the window of a car on Tuesday afternoon when a child was found locked inside. The child’s father has been arrested.

03/17/2015

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Trial Begins For Suspect In Arlington Hit-&-Run

A man who allegedly tried to leave the country after a hit-and-run crash goes on trial Tuesday in Fort Worth. Omar Mohammed is accused of hitting a 73-year-old pedestrian and then fleeing from the scene.

03/17/2015

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Body Of Missing Man Found In Trunk At Impound Lot

A bizarre odyssey of a missing man ends with his body found in the trunk of his car — that had been towed days earlier.

CBS 11–03/16/2015

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