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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Governor Greg Abbott selected Faith Johnson from 11 candidates for the position left by out going DA Susan Hawk. (credit: CBS 11 )

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New Foster Care Center Looks To Limit Lifetime Impact Of Abuse

The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence celebrated its grand opening at Children’s Health in Dallas Monday to the delight of foster parents like Bernice Jackson.


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Children’s Parade Canceled; Hotel & Guests Find Silver Lining

For the second time in four years, the Children’s Medical Center Parade scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.


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North Texas Public Schools Highlighting Successes To Hold On To Students

Across North Texas, public schools are staging exhibits and showcases to lure back students who now have tuition free options outside of their local schools.


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Turning Ecstasy Into Potential Treatment For PTSD?

If researchers have their way, the illegal, highly addictive party drug known as Ecstasy could become a treatment option for PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder.


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DeSoto Cancels Holiday Parade For Football Game

The high school team has a big playoff game Saturday. So city leaders in the Southern Dallas County suburb decided the holiday parade, also scheduled for Saturday, will have to wait.


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New Options For Thwarting Package Thieves

Some online shoppers are opting to pick up their packages at secure Amazon lockers nearby.


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Police Ambush Shootings Prompt Changes In North Texas

A deadly weekend for law enforcement has departments in North Texas making staffing changes to keep officers safer.


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TEA Says Texas High School Graduates Aren’t Ready For College

Students across Texas are learning that a high school diploma doesn’t always equate to college readiness.


Cedar Hill Police lunch with kids (CBS11)

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Call it community policing—for the ‘pint-sized’ constituents. Police in Cedar Hill have launched a new effort to connect with the city’s kids—simply by talking to them over lunch.



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