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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: 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

Karen Borta

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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Socializing Helps Women’s Group Stay Fit

Finding the motivation to exercise can be the hardest part of staying fit. But a group of women found that working together, and sharing more than fitness goals, can be a big help.

06/25/2012

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Fast Action Saved Dallas Boy After Head Injury

A child’s simple playground injury quickly turned dangerous. Now, a Dallas father is sharing his son’s story, and warning other parents to keep a close eye on their kids.

06/05/2012

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Food Allergies Are Constant Battle For Kids

Food allergies are a life-or-death issue for many kids, and it’s a daily struggle for parents trying to protect their children. But schools across Texas are trying to make the fight a little easier.

06/04/2012

Fallen Sgt. Tanner Higgins camping

Funeral Set For Fallen North Texas Soldier

A funeral will be held on Tuesday for a fallen North Texas soldier. The remains of Sgt. Tanner Higgins returned to a hero’s welcome on Monday.

04/24/2012

A group of people exercise on Indo-Row indoor rowing machines, designed to mimic the workout one would get by rowing on the water. (credit: Indo-Row)

Indo-Row Fitness Craze Comes To Texas

One of the newest fitness trends uses a very old skill. Indo-Row machines are designed to replicate the feeling, and work, of rowing on the water.

04/16/2012

Ryan Osborne, who underwent gastric bypass surgery at 22-years-old. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Though Uncommon, Some Gastric Bypass Patients Under 21

American doctors have performed gastric surgeries for decades, and while the majority of patients tend to be older adults, a growing number are barely of legal drinking age.

03/27/2012

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