Jennifer Lindgren

Jennifer Lindgren

Jennifer anchors the weekend morning edition of CBS 11 News, and reports for the morning show on weekdays. She joined CBS 11 News in September 2013. For her, the move is a return home. Jennifer spent eight years of her childhood in Dallas before her family relocated to Georgia. She returned to Texas for college, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism.

News reporting has taken Jennifer around the country and even overseas. In 2012, she spent a month in London covering the Summer Olympics for various NBC affiliates. In 2009, she traveled to upstate New York for a reunion of Holocaust survivors and the American soldiers who saved their lives 65 years earlier. She produced, wrote and anchored a 30-minute documentary on the experience, and it remains her most memorable assignment.

Jennifer comes to DFW from Cleveland, where she reported for WKYC. Prior to that, Jennifer was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WTLV in Jacksonville and WLTX in Columbia. She began her career in TV news right up U.S. 75, at KXII in Sherman.

While in Cleveland, Jennifer won an Emmy Award for breaking news reporting. She is also the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, as well as awards from the South Carolina Associated Press and the Florida Society of Professional Journalists.

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Big Rig Crash Closes Highway In Farmers Branch

Traffic was backed up for about a mile on the northbound side of Interstate-35E in Farmers Branch on Monday morning. A big rig jackknifed during the overnight hours, leaving its trailer spread across the highway.

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Anyone Can Race In Addison ‘Drone Wars’ Competition

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison is home to historic war planes dating back to World War I. But futuristic machines will take flight this weekend for a race course in the air.


Samantha Sacks (left) and Lilly Davis (right) died in a crash in Plano. (credit: Sacks Family)

Plano School Mourns After 2 Students Die In Crash

Students and teachers at Shepton High School in Plano are returning to class on Monday after a weekend of mourning. A car crash on Friday night claimed the lives of two teenage girls, and a third teen was badly hurt.


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Haunted House Open For Valentine’s Day Scares

Forget the fancy dinner date this Valentine’s Day. Instead, give your sweetheart a good fright to make them cling a little closer to you. The Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth is open for the romantic holiday.


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The Ones To Know: Brandon Carr

After an impressive season, the Dallas Cowboys are getting some much-deserved rest and relaxation. For at least one player, hard work off the field is a year-round commitment.


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‘Little Elm, Big Hero’ Shirts Honor Fallen Detective

It has been nearly two weeks since Little Elm police detective Jerry Walker was killed in the line of duty, but the support for his family has not diminished. You can join in that show of love on Monday night.


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Jurassic Quest Takes Over Fair Park In Dallas

If your children love dinosaurs, then you will not want to miss what is happening at Fair Park in Dallas this weekend. The prehistoric age is coming to life at Jurassic Quest.


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Lawyers Attend Final Hearing Ahead Of Price Trial

A final pretrial hearing took place on Monday at the federal courthouse in Dallas in a case against a Dallas County commissioner who has been accused of accepting bribes.


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Dallas MLK Parade Is One Of Nation’s Largest

Thousands gathered in Dallas to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior today, beginning with a parade in Dallas. After three decades, the event at Fair Park has grown to be one of the largest in the nation.


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Disabled Equestrians Compete In Fort Worth Competition

Horse riders practice all year for the Chisholm Challenge, a competition for equestrians with disabilities. Everyone in the building, more than 200 riders from across Texas, has an uplifting story to share.


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Cowboys Fans Grab Team Gear & Hope To Win Tickets

The Cowboys are back at practice on Tuesday as they get ready for Sunday’s game against the Packers. Fans are getting ready too, snapping up team gear and hoping for a chance to win tickets to the NFL playoff showdown.


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Cowboys’ Brandon Carr Gives Back On Day Off

Cornerback Brandon Carr stopped by the Lancaster-Kiest Head Start campus to read to preschoolers.



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