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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Mystery Of Interstate-35W Cross Solved Before Removal

Family members of a 2014 traffic crash victim will receive his highway memorial cross Friday, one that had piqued the interest of hundreds of thousands of passing motorists.

CBS 11–01/08/2015

Texas Stadium Implosion

Questions For Texas Earthquake Scientists — Why & Why Now?

Officials in Irving continue their search for what may be triggering the recent swarm of earthquakes dogging Dallas’ neighbor to the west.

CBS 11–01/07/2015

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Scientists Hope Seismograph Will Find Exact Location Of Irving Quakes

Somewhere in north Irving, Southern Methodist University is putting up a portable seismograph to try to nail down exactly where a spate of recent earthquakes is occurring.

CBS 11–01/05/2015

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Wife Recovers In Hospital, Husband And Son Die In Wreck

A fiery crash and an awful tragedy ends with two family members dead and a third hospitalized.

CBS 11–12/23/2014

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North Texas Police Have Safety Concerns After NYC Police Murders

The ambush-style killing of two New York policemen has officers in North Texas concerned.

CBS 11–12/22/2014

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Missing Fort Worth Woman’s Mother Extends Search To Mexico

“My daughter’s still alive,” insists Jonni McElroy. “Until you prove me different, my daughter’s still alive. I feel her with me every single day.”

CBS 11–12/15/2014

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Mayor Pro Tem Says He Yelled At Accuser But Didn’t “Shake”

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Dallas’ Mayor Pro Tem is being cited for Class C misdemeanor assault for allegedly shaking a security guard at a Dallas City Hall basement checkpoint.  Tennell Atkins […]

CBS 11–12/12/2014

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SMU Taking Steps To Once Again Be Title IX Compliant

Southern Methodist University is taking steps to return federal compliance after being found in violation of sex assault and anti-harassment guidelines. SMU is vowing to return to compliance by Thursday night.

CBS 11–12/11/2014

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Protestors Rally Around Fired Dallas Patrolman Jesus Martinez

Protesters upset by the arrest and termination of a community police officer in Deep Ellum converged at city hall Wednesday.

12/10/2014

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Fired Officer’s Supporters Want Him Re-Instated

Officer Jesus Martinez was fired from his job with the Dallas PD in November for excessive force, but several people across the city want to see him back with the department.

12/10/2014

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Sixteen-Year-Old Faces Charges For Allegedly Killing Friend

A suspicious shooting and now Arlington police have arrested a 16-year-old youth in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old friend.

12/04/2014

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Dallas Residents & Businesses Prepare For New Plastic Bag Fee

In a little less than a month a new plastic bag fee will go into effect in Dallas. Customers will have to pay a nickel a bag unless they take their own boxes or bags to stores.

CBS 11–12/03/2014

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