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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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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

The Vero machine at the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern. (Credit: UT Southwestern)

New Radiation Treatment Cutting Down On Side Effects

Radiation therapy for cancer can come at a cost with long treatments and difficult side effects. But now, new technology here in North Texas is cutting back on both while giving patients more hope of finally beating their disease.

03/14/2012

An Open Letter To Road Construction

Dear TxDOT (or whichever entity is responsible for finishing the seemingly never-ending construction on our North Texas roads), Please, please, please, please, pretty please hurry up and finish.

02/28/2012

Plastic Bag House

Plastic Bag House Could Be Answer For Haiti

A North Texas inventor has devised a new type of house that could help the nation of Haiti rebuild after the devistating earthquake two years ago. The most amazing thing about the house is that it’s made entirely out of plastic bags.

02/27/2012

Borta Blog: Ash Wednesday Musings

Okay, no big postings this week, but I did want to share a funny story. I’m sitting in church with my family on Ash Wednesday moments before we receive the ashes on our foreheads, and [...]

02/24/2012

Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History

Fort Worth Museum Hosts “Engineering Week”

In today’s high-tech world, there’s no shortage of amazing gadgets out there, but there is a shortage of engineers in this country to make them possible. That’s one of the reasons the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is hosting Engineering Week this week, in hopes of attracting the next generation of engineers.

02/24/2012

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Adult Food Allergies Can Have Serious Consequences

Most food allergies become obvious to patients before the age of ten, but doctors say adults can also have sudden reactions to food they’ve eaten for years, and ignoring the symptoms can have devastating consequences.

02/18/2012

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