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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Fatal Heart Attacks Occur On Christmas More Than Any Other Day

Researchers, more than a decade ago, found that more fatal heart attacks occur on Christmas Day than any other day of the year.

CBS 11–12/18/2014

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Holiday Stress May Increase Risk Of Child Abuse

The joy and happiness most people associate with the holidays doesn’t always ring true for some families.

12/16/2014

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Displaced Elderly Residents Devastated After Deadly Fire

The flames are now out at the Gatewood Apartments. Two people died there in an early morning fire. Now, many of the surviving residents are saddled with worry.

CBSDFW.COM–12/10/2014

A man takes part during a protest in support of Eric Garner, who  died after being put in a chokehold during an alteration with NYPD officers. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NYPD Chokehold Death Prompts Protest In Dallas

Once upon a time, Dominique Alexander of Dallas considered ‘civil rights’ a collection of grainy, black and white images of our nation’s past. But now, the new father says the crisis of police brutality is ushering in a new era.

CBS 11–12/04/2014

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High School Quarterback, Students Charged With Stealing Packages From Doorsteps

Flower Mound police have arrested three Timber Creek High School students, including the football team’s quarterback, for allegedly stealing packages from neighborhood doorsteps.

11/24/2014

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North Texans Taking Special Steps To Protect Packages

Surveillance video capturing crooks following delivery trucks to steal packages still manage to amaze. It’s happened all across the country — including North Texas.

CBS 11–11/21/2014

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New Cedar Hill ‘Collegiate Pathway’ Schools Encourage Higher Education

Starting in the fall of 2015, Cedar Hill ISD will open what they’re calling ‘Collegiate Pathway’ schools that will begin with Pre-K.

11/18/2014

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SMU Grad, Like Other Women, Works To Beat Gender Pay Gap

Hannah Mendoza graduated with her MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in May and was determined to buck gender pay gap statistics and secure the salary she deserved.

CBS 11–11/17/2014

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Residents Near Joe Pool Lake Say Wild Animal Sightings Are Common

Folks near Joe Pool Lake are reporting more and more bobcat and coyote sightings. One pet owner said the animals said the animals are being displaced. “They’re coming around because they’re finding other things to eat.”

CBS 11–11/14/2014

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Denton Police Warning Drivers About Wide Load, Traffic Problems

The transport of a transformer from Denton to Bryan is expected to cause a slew of traffic problems Thursday afternoon.

CBS 11–11/13/2014

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Program Helping Parkinson’s Sufferers Through Voice Therapy

In June, Jason Arwine said ‘I do.’ The commitment to Heather, he says, came easy. Saying his vows clearly, required hard work.

CBS 11–11/11/2014

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Revolutionary Prostate Cancer Research At North Texas University

Prostate cancer impacts some 200,000 American men every year. But, fascinating research happening right here in North Texas could one day provide new options for early detection and treatment.

CBS 11–11/10/2014

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