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Robbie Owens

Robbie Owens

Robbie grew up in northeast Texas, in a tiny town where her family’s history spans six generations.

After working in the business world for several years, Robbie received a Masters of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. She completed her graduate work with a 4.0 GPA, earning her the school’s highest honor – the Harrington Award.

After graduate school, Robbie moved back to Texas where she began her career at KWTX-TV in Waco. Robbie later worked in Austin as an Education Reporter at KVUE-TV.

After a brief stop in Kansas, she returned to Dallas where she worked briefly at a local station before roaming the state with the News of Texas.

In her spare time, Robbie enjoys refinishing antique furniture and spending family time with her husband and daughter.

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“Pinwheels For Prevention” A Playful Reminder Of Sinister Reality

More than 1,000 pinwheels were installed on the lawn of Creekwood United Methodist Church in Fairview to raise awareness about child abuse.

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Running Boston Marathon Means More To Texas Mom After Diagnosis

Rhonda Foulds has a lot time to think, as she goes for long runs along the quiet rural roads near Justin in Denton County. Mostly she reflects on how lucky she is to be able to lace up her own sneakers.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

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Councilman Wants Lancaster Road Renamed For Nelson Mandela

Throughout Dallas, city streets pay tribute to civil rights icons like Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez and Malcolm X. Now, councilman Dwaine Caraway is looking to add another.

CBS 11–04/09/2014

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Fifth Grader Covers NCAA Championship Like A Pro

A fifth grader from Dallas was one of only eight children in the country selected by Sports Illustrated to cover the NCAA Championship this year.

04/08/2014

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Transplant Recipients Unite With North Texas Donor Family

To the unknowing, it was a simple wave of the hand. “It’s hard to describe what a gift that is…” With his voice trailing off into silence and his eyes filling with tears, Ronnie Thurman knows that wave is a miracle.

CBS 11–04/01/2014

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Students Learn; Support Cancer Stricken Friends

It is, at best, an awful coincidence. Three kids with cancer — all at the same Keller school.

03/26/2014

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Family’s Euthanasia Fight For Natty

It all started with a scream. Bradley Newton recalls the September morning when he was awakened by an agonized wail — 19 month old Natalie had fallen into the family’s backyard pool.

03/25/2014

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Reunion For Cleburne Segregated School Alumni

It’s been more than a century since the doors first opened on Cleburne’s Booker T. Washington High… the city’s once segregated school. The building is long gone, but even in aging former students, the memories remain.

CBS 11–03/06/2014

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Propane Prices Climb As Winter Weather Continues

Ice, snow, and repeated bouts of bitter cold have made this winter one to remember. But, the weather has been more than a hot topic. Weather conditions outside have been costly for folks staying inside, especially North Texans heating their homes with propane.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

The company's logo hangs over a RadioShack store on February 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.(credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

RadioShack Blames Brand Oversaturation For Closings

Fort Worth based RadioShack today announced plans to close some 1100 underperforming stores as part of the chain’s plan to return to profitability.

03/04/2014

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North Texas Toddler Hears for the First Time

Like most toddlers, Kendall Johnson squeals, gurgles and fusses—but, she’s making happy noises that she can’t hear. The 9-month old Plano girl was born deaf.

CBS 11–02/27/2014

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Wounded Warrior Given Home In Mesquite

What could have become a neighborhood eyesore — another lingering reminder of the foreclosure crisis — has instead become a new home for a wounded warrior.

02/21/2014

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