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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More and more adults are hijacking Halloween...leaving the candy to little kids.

Halloween Costume Shopping This Weekend? A Warning From Police

Even before the first semi-cool breezes of fall (hey—this is Texas…), Jasmine Coby starts planning her Halloween costume. If you haven’t noticed, yes, Halloween has officially been hijacked by the adults.

6 hours ago

Welton Betts family photo (Betts family)

Children Of Murder Victim Wish Suspect Got To Know Their Dad

In many ways, Welton Betts was what many would call a typical Texan: he loved God, his family, hard work, the Cowboys, and his pickup truck.

09/28/2016

(Image via CBS affiliate KHOU)

Houston Attorney Who Opened Fire On Strangers Had North Texas Ties

Dallas Attorney Michael Lowe once worked with Nathan Desai at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. But, that was before he was known as “Nathan.”

09/27/2016

Toll Brothers Reports Strong Quarterly Earnings

Rising Home Prices Putting American Dream On Hold

A new report from the Dallas Federal Reserve says just half of the homes sold in Dallas-Fort Worth during the first quarter would be considered ‘affordable’ for median income families— about $61,600.

09/22/2016

(credit: City of Dallas)

Pay Raises Coming For Dallas First Responders

Pay raises are on the way for Dallas’ first responders. The city council today approved a $3.1 billion dollar spending plan that includes salary increases for both police and firefighters.

09/21/2016

Bill Ruth - athlete, heart patient (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

World Class Athlete Shocked To Get Heart Failure Diagnosis

When Bill Ruth started having trouble running up hill he went to the doctor and got news he couldn’t fathom.

09/20/2016

boy gives ft worth police thank you letter

Fort Worth Boy Says Thanks To Police

A neighbor forwarded the ‘thank you’ to Fort Worth police. So when Sammy arrived with Dad after school, he had quite a surprise waiting: the 6-year-old was made an honorary member of the force.

CBS 11–09/15/2016

The anti-vaccine has worried North Texas doctors. (CBS11)

Anti-Vaccine Trend Worries North Texas Doctors

To vaccinate or not? It’s a contentious difference of opinion around North Texas and the nation that some experts say puts public health at risk.

09/13/2016

Little Free Library's may have to be taken down.

Popular Little Free Library May Have To Come Down

Proposed regulations in Dallas include limiting the structures to a height of 5 feet, there can be only one per yard, and there must be at least 10 feet between the library and the neighbor’s property line.

CBS 11–09/12/2016

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Pop Up Market Provides For South Dallas Residents

The City of Dallas has already committed millions to help lure a major grocer to an underserved area in South Dallas. But, until that happens, supporters say the ‘pop-up’ markets meet a critical nee

09/09/2016

A textile company in South Oak Cliff is still going strong after 30 years. (CBS11)

South Oak Cliff Textile Company Still Going Strong

When most textile manufacturing—comforters, draperies and the like—moved overseas, Larry and Janet Pearson moved Quiltcraft from the design district to South Oak Cliff. And yes, colleagues called them crazy.

09/08/2016

(credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Middle School Staff Saves 13-Year-Old In Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Amanda Marquez collapsed during volley practice and went into cardiac arrest Tuesday, August 23rd. A team of Creek Valley staffers immediately came to the 13-year-old’s rescue.

CBS 11–09/06/2016

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