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).
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.
As the anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination looms, the City of Irving is making a museum out of the home where Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald spent their final night together.
Prosecutors have rested their case in the punishment phase of the capital murder trial of Matthew Johnson. He was convicted Wednesday robbing and killing a store clerk by setting her on fire. The defense on Monday finally gets a chance to undo two days of testimony designed cost Matthew Johnson his life.
Dallas County prosecutors want the death penalty for Matthew Johnson for the way he killed Nancy Harris by setting her on fire.
It did not take long for a Dallas jury to convict a man accused of setting a convenience store clerk on fire after a robbery.
North Texas’ son Audie Murphy won 33-international awards for service in World War II – all before his 21st birthday. But the state of Texas didn’t award its highest military honor until Tuesday afternoon.
One person is dead after a police officer involved shooting in Duncanville neighborhood.
Dallas police may be on the verge of adding body cameras to every officer on the street.
CBS 11 News has learned the Dallas Police Department has finished its investigation into the shooting of a mentally ill man on October 14.
Parents, not students, got an education on drug use at Highland Park Middle School. The goal was to teach parents how to spot signs of possible drug use in their own homes.
In a little more than a month Dallas and the rest of America will mark a solemn anniversary: the killing of President John F. Kennedy at Dealey Plaza. On Saturday four men who were journalists there that day shared their thoughts at Dallas’ Sixth Floor Museum.