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 awards for her work, including regional Emmys, Press Club of Dallas Katie Awards and the Association of Women Journalists’ Vivian J. Castleberry Award.  She was also part of the CBS 11 team honored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association with a 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.

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 honored 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 children, Jake, Katie and Kylie.  Karen is a soccer mom and is actively involved at her children’s school.  She also enjoys playing tennis and reading.

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Welcome To Texas: Unusual Pronunciation

Texas is full of wonderful, interesting places. But, to newcomers, some of them may seem a little unusual in the way they’re pronounced. We take a look at some examples.

07/24/2015

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Welcome To Texas: Visiting The City Of Lancaster

One of the things that makes North Texas so special is the communities that preserve their link to our state’s great history– even as they embrace the future. Lancaster in South Dallas County is one such city.

CBS 11–07/09/2015

President Barack Obama conducts a "Live from the White House" interview on trade and the economy with CBS 11 News anchor Karen Borta, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, June 3, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Obama Talks Trade With CBS11’s Karen Borta

CBS 11 News traveled to the White House to interview President Barack Obama about the proposed major trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

CBS 11–06/03/2015

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Texans With Character: Ted Mettetal

While on church missions and medical trips, a Texas doctor saw the great need to provide clean water in areas where he worked. Now, he is changing lives thousands of miles away from home.

12/19/2014

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CBS 11’s Karen Borta Is Moving To Mornings

Professionally, it’s an exciting challenge which will allow me to spread my wings a bit. But more important to me personally is that this is incredibly awesome for my family life,” said Borta about the move.

12/18/2014

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Veteran Offers Help For Military Couples

When one partner accomodates the other’s preferred method of coping, a marriage is in better shape. And that social support could be the key to saving lives.

11/13/2014

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Dallas Doctor Recalls American Flight Tearing Apart Mid-Air

A North Texas eye doctor is recalling his scary trip on an American Airlines plane. He left San Francisco for DFW Airport Monday on a bumpy flight, and then panels started breaking away from the plane.

10/14/2014

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Texans With Character: Jim Hatcher

One couple’s sweet love story is helping to make the lives of breast cancer survivors and their families a little easier.

10/10/2014

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Texans With Character: Warm Up America

Warm Up America has warmed people’s lives by knitting and crocheting for more than two decades. See how they’re making a positive influence in North Texas.

09/12/2014

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Dallas Preschool Teaching Kids To Speak English

Some of this year’s most promising graduates haven’t even started kindergarten. But they have already learned something that will have a huge impact on the rest of their lives.

05/29/2014

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Living Large: Dans Bois Crete In Dallas

The gorgeous Edwardian off of Inwood road in Dallas sits on a five and half acre lot.

CBS 11–05/02/2014

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Sally Field Speaks On Behalf Of Human Trafficking Victims

Sally Field served as the keynote speaker for the 11th Annual Wings Luncheon benefiting New Friends New Life.

04/11/2014

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