Karen Borta

Karen Borta

Karen is a veteran journalist who joined CBS 11 News in 1995. Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter at CBS affiliate WTVT-TV in Tampa, KRBK-TV in Sacramento and KCEN-TV in Waco.

She has received numerous honors for her work, including regional Emmy Awards, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards, Press Club of Dallas Kate Awards and the Association of Women Journalists’ Vivian J. Castleberry Award.

Karen is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of the UTA Alumni Association, as well as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.   In 2003, Karen received UTA’s “Distinguished Alumni Service Award.”  In addition, she has been recognized for her service to the community by numerous charitable and civic organizations including Mi Escuelita, Cook Children’s Medical Center, and the Baylor Sammons Breast Center.

Karen is deeply devoted to the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer. Her mother and both grandmothers had breast cancer, and one of her grandmothers died from the disease. Because Karen has two daughters of her own, finding a cure is especially important to her. Karen was an Honorary Co-Chair for the 2000 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure and that same year she received a Macy’s “Heart and Soul Award” for her work in the fight against breast cancer. In 2005, she received the inaugural “Commitment to the Cure” award.  Karen has also supported, since their inception, the survivors’ luncheon sponsored by the Joanie Hatcher Memorial Survivors Endowment Fund and the Celebrating Women luncheon presented by the Baylor Sammons Breast Center.

She and her husband, Jim, have three teenage children, Jake, Katie and Kylie.  When she’s not cheering them on at a game or attending one of their school functions, Karen enjoys playing tennis and reading.

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Welcome To Texas: Hand Collection At Baylor Medical Center

Behind the glass cases in the lobby of the George W. Truett Memorial Hospital at the Baylor University Medical Center complex are hundreds of hands– or more accurately– the bronze casts of hands belonging to some of the most popular and influential people in the world.

07/28/2016

National Cowgirl Museum And Hall Of Fame

Welcome To Texas: National Cowgirl Museum And Hall Of Fame

The museum moved to Fort Worth after quickly outgrowing its West Texas location. It now has more than 4,000 artifacts, and information about more than 750 women.

07/14/2016

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Welcome To Texas: Aurora Alien

In a quiet, historic cemetery in the tiny Wise County town of Aurora lies a mystery that’s almost 120 years old. According to local legend — and a Texas historical marker — the cemetery is the burial site of an alien.

06/30/2016

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Welcome To Texas: Log Cabin Village

Texas is proud of its western heritage, but many have no concept of what life was really like for those who braved the wild frontier. For 50 years, Fort Worth has provided a glimpse into that past with its Log Cabin Village.

CBS 11–06/16/2016

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Welcome To Texas: Fort Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo has gotten a lot of attention lately for some of its adorable babies. But there is a lot more about the zoo, including an international first, that many North Texans may not know.

06/02/2016

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Welcome To Texas: The Six Flags Railroad

Six Flags Over Texas will celebrate its 55th year in operation this summer. And after all these years and all the changes the park has seen, there’s only one thing that’s remained constant: The Six Flags Railroad.

CBS 11–05/19/2016

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Welcome To Texas: Texas Country Reporter

For many North Texans, it seems there was never a time when Bob Phillips wasn’t in their living rooms on Saturday evenings.

05/05/2016

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Welcome To Texas: Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival

The 31st Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival kicked off Thursday morning. It’s four days of art, music, food and fun in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. Artists from all over the country vie to have their work included in the festival.

04/14/2016

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Boy Battles Cancer; Helps Others Overcome Adversity

Jaden Lowry looks like your typical 6-year-old. It’s hard to tell he was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma last September.

04/06/2016

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Welcome To Texas: Four Day Weekend Improv

If you love great live comedy, you don’t need to go to SNL in New York or Second City in Chicago. All you have to do is head to Sundance Square in Fort Worth. Four Day Weekend is the longest-running improv show in the southwest.

CBS 11–03/24/2016

Tourists visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Welcome To Texas: Sixth Floor Museum

People still flock to the site at Dealey Plaza and to the Sixth Floor Museum to learn more about the moments that changed the course of American history.

03/03/2016

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Welcome To Texas: Catfish Plantation

Anyone who’s ever tried to run a restaurant will tell you it’s not an easy job — but imagine trying to operate one that’s haunted! The Landis family, who own the Catfish Plantation Restaurant in Waxahachie, knows a thing or two about that.

CBS 11–02/25/2016

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