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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Did You Feel The Irving Earthquakes?

If you thought that you felt the Earth trembling over the weekend, you were right. North Texas was hit by a few earthquakes, and scientists are interested in hearing from those who felt the shaking.

11/24/2014

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Man In Wheelchair Dies After Saving Wife From Fire

A Euless man died early Friday morning in an apartment fire that also killed his dogs and could have killed his wife if not for the man’s actions.

11/21/2014

Connor Burrell, 21 (credit: Burrell family)

Questions Remain After Missing 21-Year-Old SMU Student Found

A happy ending and a safe return, but a lot of mystery and unanswered questions remain about why Connor Burrell disappeared and where he’s been.

11/20/2014

Air Force Sergeant Robert Earn Davenport, 68, was laid to rest with full military honors. (credit: Bud Gillett, CBS 11 News)

Strangers Hold Memorial, Pay For Veteran’s Burial

Complete strangers gathered to say good-bye Wednesday at a touching memorial in Dallas for a veteran who left no known relatives.

11/19/2014

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New Frisco School Bus Goes Up In Flames, With Students Onboard

It could have been disastrous… a rolling school bus, with two special ed students onboard, catches fire. But quick actions by the driver and a school monitor helped everyone escape unhurt.

CBS 11–11/18/2014

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Grand Jury To Hear Case About Missing Fort Worth Woman

A Collin County Grand Jury is set to take up the case of Christina Morris, the Fort Worth woman missing since August and last seen in Plano.

11/17/2014

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DA Craig Watkins Audited By Feds Over Forfeiture Funds

U.S. Department of Justice auditors look into how District Attorney Craig Watkins’ office spent federal forfeiture funds.

CBS 11–11/14/2014

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Frigid Temps & H.S. Football Have North Texans Bundling Up

High school football playoffs kick off across the state as North Texas faces its coldest night in months. Players and fans may know how to dress, but what about other game participants in flimsier uniforms? How do drill team members stay warm?

CBS 11–11/13/2014

The Philae lander (C) is pictured descending onto the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after a successful separation from the Rosetta probe.  (credit: ESA via Getty Images)

Cheers At UTA With Philae Lander Touchdown On Comet

History was made Wednesday when the European Space Agency lander Philae separated from its space probe, Rosetta, and touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The cheers could be heard even in Arlington.

CBS 11–11/12/2014

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North Texans Honor Wounded Warriors For Their Sacrifice

North Texans paused to pray and to honor the men and women who gave military service in defense of America.

11/11/2014

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Eight Soldier Portraits Added To Collin County Courthouse’s Tribute

During a special session of the Collin County Commissioners Court Monday, donations of 8 new portraits of U.S. Servicemen who died in battle were accepted.

11/10/2014

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Teen With Cerebral Palsy Inspires Classmates

There’s a special game Friday night in Denton when cross-town rivals Ryan and Guyer meet.

11/07/2014

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