Bud Gillett

Bud Gillett

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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HOOD-COUNTY

Gay Couple Receives Marriage License In Hood County

Two men who had sued the Hood County clerk for failing to issue them a marriage license received that license this afternoon.

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Irving July 4th Celebration Includes — Fireworks, Debris & Sewage

The City of Irving will balance water pollution and fireworks for Saturday’s July 4th celebration… and it’s all about Lake Carolyn.

CBS 11–07/03/2015

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Hood County Gay Marriage License Flap Sparks Protests

gay couple in Granbury took a tentative step toward marriage Thursday afternoon as dueling protests on the gay marriage issue swirled outside the Hood County Clerk’s Office.

CBS 11–07/02/2015

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Feds Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares High

The argument is that with recent airline mergers, there’s no pressure for them to expand. And they can simply charge us more to set foot on their planes.

07/01/2015

Arlington attempted robbery

Man Shot Allegedly Trying To Steal Armored Truck At Arlington Bank

Police say the truck was parked in the drive-up lane at the Bank of America at Green Oaks Blvd. and Little Road. The guard had his key in the ATM machine, ready to fill it.

06/30/2015

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Terrorism Expert Addresses July 4th Warning

FBI’s July 4th warning should be taken seriously, but don’t change plans to celebrate.

06/28/2015

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Driver Trying To Escape Police Causes Deadly Bedford Crash

Bedford police say a suspect in a stolen car slammed into another vehicle killing a man and injuring his pregnant passenger.

06/25/2015

Police Security Concerns At DPD Headquarters

Police in Dallas have asked Mayor Mike Rawlings for more protection before another officer is injured at headquarters.

06/24/2015

Dwaine Caraway talks to media after announcing county commission campaign.
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Caraway To Battle Price For Dallas County Commission Seat

Eight year Dallas Councilman Dwaine Caraway threw the proverbial hat in a day after leaving city hall due to term limits.

06/23/2015

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FEMA Tours Dallas County For Flood Damage

Survey teams from FEMA and the state came to Dallas County Friday to assess damage in hard-hit flood areas.

06/12/2015

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Floodwater Remains At Dallas Parks & Golf Courses

The record rains may have gone but floodwater still remains, especially along the Trinity River in Dallas County.

CBS 11–06/11/2015

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Report: Fracking Linked To Low Birth Weight Babies

A new report suggests that living near multiple hydraulic fracturing sites may effect the birth weight of newborns.

06/04/2015

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