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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DART bus stop.  Location of deadly hit-and-run in Oak Cliff. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Deadly Hit-And-Run Has Oak Cliff Community Calling For Changes

“It didn’t have to happen,” insisted an irate Yolanda Hall. “Why the city won’t come in and do something about this?”

06/21/2016

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Fighting The ‘Summer Slide’: Improved School Performance Begins Now

Some experts say summer engagement sets the stage for learning later.

06/20/2016

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Engineered Stem Cells Treating Cancer In North Texas

North Texas cancer patients have the option for genetically engineered stem cell treatment for the first time in the U.S.

06/17/2016

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Cedar Hill First Responders Host Summer Camp

Police and firefighters in Cedar Hill this week are hosting a youth summit focused on opening young minds, and building bridges—before they’re needed.

06/16/2016

Here's an alligator just doing his thing in Lake Worth. (credit: John DeGroat)

Large Alligator Seen Lurking In Lake Worth

“I look out there and I see an 8 foot to 10 foot alligator,” says DeGroat, who lives on Lake Worth, “swimming from one dock to my dock.”

06/15/2016

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Tips To Survive A Mass Shooting

As the nation wrestles with yet another mass casualty shooting, this time at a nightclub in Orlando — we must reconsider our use of the word ‘unthinkable.’

06/13/2016

Midlothian High School (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

Weather Washing Out Graduation Plans

The non-stop rain has re-arranged graduation plans for some North Texas school districts—while others are left crossing fingers and hoping for dry skies.

06/02/2016

Linda Martin, was a well-known and respected real estate agent who was gunned down Tuesday evening in a busy Southlake shopping center.

Friends Remember ‘Peacock Lady’ Gunned Down In Southlake

Friends will gather this evening to remember Linda Martin, a well-known and respected real estate agent gunned down Tuesday evening in a busy Southlake shopping center.

06/01/2016

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Big New Addition At The Dallas Zoo – An Elephant Is Born!

If you’re planning on going to the Dallas Zoo sometime soon, you’ll get to see a new animal on display.

05/24/2016

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DISD Success Story, From Homeless Shelter To UT Austin

From homeless shelter, to a top tier university: a DISD Senior dreaming of becoming a film maker, is already re-writing her life story.

05/23/2016

A woman donates blood. (credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Preparing for Zika: Blood Donors Face New Screenings

Following FDA recommendations, blood banks now ask potential donors if they’ve traveled to countries where the virus is active—or had sexual contact with someone.

05/19/2016

Bonton Farms (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

Bonton Farms’ Sweat Equity Chipping Away At South Dallas Food Desert

An alley was turned into a chicken run with hens providing fresh eggs. Tilapia was raised in tanks. The corner garden expanded onto nearby vacant lots and in May 2015, Bonton Farms was born.

05/17/2016

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