Bud Gillett is the most veteran reporter at CBS 11 News with 33 years in major market television news, the last 26 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).
The long and winding road of gas drilling in Dallas has reached its end. The city council voted on a new ordinance on gas drilling Wednesday.
With much of the ice thawed from last weekend’s storm many homeowners in North Texas are turning to cleaning up their storm-damaged property.
There are not many drivers on North Texas roads Friday morning, but the few people who must get out of their homes should avoid Main Street in downtown Dallas.
Ever suddenly decide you want a live Christmas tree delivered to your front door? Smartphone technology is making it happen across North Texas — but for one day only! Two companies are teaming up to deliver trees.
The proposed Dallas ordinance is relatively restrictive and went through months of arguments with the Plan Commission. The biggest unresolved issues are the setbacks between wells or between wells and homes.
Authorities in Terrell are searching for a man who escaped from the Terrell State Hospital’s custody on Saturday afternoon while being taken in for medical treatment.
City staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..
Sunday is a big day for fans of a puppy that was stuck in a Dallas storm drain. Stormy, the dog, will be up for adoption in a special lottery held by the people who saved him.
By and large, DFW passengers were not impacted by the the weather problems that plagued the East Coast.
Weather problems on the East Coast of the United States had ripple effects throughout the nation.
Police responded to the shooting at Smokin Dragon gift store on South Cooper Street around 10:45 Tuesday morning.
The freezing rain scare left roads ice-free, but they caused some inconvenience at DFW International Airport.