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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Heavy Rain Causes Flooding Issues On Hwy 75 In McKinney

McKinney city officials joined TxDOT workers in cutting off the freeway and then bringing in pumps to clear out the high water. Traffic was finally moving freely by late morning.

CBS 11–04/23/2015

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Pedestrian Friendly Signs Added To Deadly Dallas Intersection

The death of a small child at a busy Dallas intersection is prompting the city into action.

04/22/2015

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With Fierce Competition, Blue Bell Counting On Loyal Customers For Return

Blue Bell spent more than a century cultivating its image of the little creamery in Brenham. But a North Texas college professor cautions that homespun ads are way down its “to-do’ list in these modern times.

CBS 11–04/21/2015

The outside of the home where a 10-month old infant was mauled to death by a pit bull.

Pit Bull Mauling Death Being Referred To Grand Jury

Dallas Police say they’ll refer a dog-mauling death to grand jury to determine if criminal charges should be considered.

04/20/2015

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Police Searching For Escaped Fort Worth Convicted Sex Predator

Police in North Richland Hills worry a man wanted in a kidnapping and robbery there may also be a convicted sexual predator who escaped from a Fort Worth halfway house.

04/16/2015

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Dallas Preserving City History In New Archive Vault

Wednesday city leaders cut the ribbon on a new archive vault, located deep inside Dallas City Hall. The facility is designed to shield the city’s most important records from the ravages of time.

CBS 11–04/15/2015

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More North Texans Falling Victim To Tax Identity Theft

There’s only one day left to file your income taxes so if you haven’t done them you’d better hurry. And if you have done your taxes there’s a possibility you’ll run into a problem frustrating lots of North Texans – tax identity theft.

CBS 11–04/14/2015

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Heavy Rain Leads To Flooding & High-Water Rescues

A series of morning and afternoon rainstorms played havoc with drivers trying to commute to work and school. Repeated cloud bursts, one after another, took many motorists by surprise.

CBS 11–04/13/2015

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NASCAR Fans Gather For Races At Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR fans from across the U.S. have winded their way to Fort Worth this weekend for Friday night’s O’Reilly 300 and Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race.

CBS 11–04/10/2015

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Drilling Debate: Should Cities Decide?

A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would limit cities’ powers to determine where or even if drilling for oil and gas should be allowed.

04/09/2015

Jonathan Redmond (Photo by Dallas Police)

Dallas Man Charged For Hit & Run Fatality, After Surrendering To Police

A 31-year-old Dallas man has turned himself in for a hit-and-run fatality along Mockingbird Lane early Easter Sunday morning.

CBS 11–04/07/2015

Jordan Sharifi (Photo: Collin County Sheriff's Department)

McKinney Teen Arrested In Connection With Friend’s Suicide

McKinney police have arrested the 17-year old friend of a McKinney Boyd high school student who committed suicide.

CBS 11–04/06/2015

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