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Karen Borta

Karen Borta-2013Karen 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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Karen Borta

Borta Blog: Terrible Twos Vs. Terrible Teens

I work with a lot of people who have young children. I used to watch them and be so grateful that I wasn’t the one having to schlep around diaper bags and strollers anymore.

CBS 11–06/26/2013

Karen Borta

Borta Blog: The Best Cards Aren’t From Hallmark

I celebrated another birthday recently, and each of my kids wrote me a homemade card. While I love all of them, I really wanted to share the card from my 10-year-old daughter.

CBS 11–03/27/2013

Karen Borta

Borta’s Blog: Why I’m Becoming My Mother

I recently had one of those moments, when I was talking to my now-teenage daughter about going to Six Flags unsupervised, and I realized that I have officially become my mother.

CBS 11–03/05/2013

Karen Borta

Borta Blog: Death Of The Dial Tone

I’ve always known that there would be aspects of my childhood to which my children would be completely unable to relate. “What’s a dial tone?” my son asked.

CBS 11–02/06/2013

Karen Borta

Borta Blog: MOM = ATM

In these final hours before Thanksgiving, I have to admit I’m feeling just a bit guilty.

CBS 11–11/21/2012

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Borta: The Lesson My Son Taught Me, Twice

Three years ago, my son taught me a lesson that I thought would stay with me forever. I guess it didn’t stick too well, because last week I had to learn it all over again.

CBS 11–11/12/2012

Karen Borta

Borta: This Ain’t Ratatouille

I have a couple of friends who, each day this month, are posting to their Facebook pages another thing about which they’re thankful.

CBS 11–11/08/2012

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Brian Cuban Talks About Drugs, Alcohol, & Body Image

Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Mark Cuban, is finally living the life he wants to live. But getting to this point…nearly killed him.

CBS 11–11/01/2012

Karen Borta

My Son Is Responsible For Every Grey Hair

For weeks our son, who turns 15 tomorrow, has pestered us to allow him to go to one of those giant “house of horrors” places with his new high school friends.

CBS 11–10/29/2012

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Borta Blog: The Perils Of A Working Mom

Any mom who works outside the home knows how challenging it can be to balance work and family. I’m fortunate to have a lot of help getting my kids to and from their activities.

10/22/2012

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A Conversation With North Texas Best Selling Author Sandra Brown

If you’ve even been inside a book store in the last 20 years, or scrolled through a list of Top 10 E-Books, chances are you’re familiar with the name, Sandra Brown.

CBS 11–09/27/2012

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When Should A Child Get A Cell Phone?

It seems like everybody owns a smartphone nowadays, including an increasing number of children. But what age is too young for a child to own a cell phone?

08/21/2012

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