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).
Dallas’ stoplight signal system is on life support. Drivers may feel like they hit four of every five lights red; but the truth is four of every five traffic lights in Dallas are past their useful life.
A Dallas County commissioner is taking issue with Sheriff Lupe Valdez regarding the race of a deputy she promoted to her command staff.
Memories are flooding back from 50 years ago when President JFK was gunned down in Dallas, especially for the last surviving surgeon who tried to save his life.
Franklin Davis has been convicted of killing a babysitter, and closing arguments wrapped up on Friday morning in the punishment phase of his capital murder trial.
The Dallas office of the FBI announced a new task force will work with local police departments on violent crime. Police in Dallas and Garland are hoping their initiatives will help head off crime and be more cost-effective.
A jetliner carrying six Dallas City Council members and the interim city manager had to return to DFW Airport Tuesday night after a bird-strike damaged one of the Boeing 757′s jet engines.
A tragedy happened in front of a Dallas high school before class Tuesday morning. A teenager was run over and killed by a car that had just dropped him off at Bryan Adams High School.
A teenager is dead after an incident near Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. A woman dropped two students off at the campus, then struck one of them while making a U-turn.
As America paused to remember its wartime service personnel this Veterans Day, some senior centers in Dallas recognized their individual residents who contributed to war efforts, especially World War II.
A Garland man convicted of robbing and setting a store clerk on fire has received the death penalty. The jury that convicted Matthew Johnson of capital murder believed there were no mitigating circumstances in his crime and that he would remain a threat to society.
A jury in Dallas County entered its second day of deliberations on Friday, trying to determine the fate of a convicted killer.
The man convicted of killing a Garland convenience store clerk will soon learn his fate. The jury already found Matthew Johnson guilty of capital murder.