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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Ben Milam Elementary School in Grand Prairie (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

STEM Focus For One North Texas School Starts In Parking Lot

Amid a nationwide push to get more students interested in STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—a North Texas school district is doing more than tweaking the curriculum.


Dallas Horseshoe Project (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

Drivers Taking Notice Of Horseshoe Project Improvements

Heads up, commuters! The dreaded remake of the Downtown Dallas traffic mess once called the ‘mixmaster’ is on the downside.



HEB Brand Stores Not Included In Company’s North Texas Expansion

News that San Antonio-based HEB had purchased a half dozen existing grocery stores in North Texas had fans buzzing.


Glendale Park in Oak Cliff (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

Dallas Drive By Injures Child, Rattles Neighborhood

Police confirmed a 9-year-old was riding in a vehicle that was sprayed with bullets and taken to Dallas Children’s Medical Center in good condition.


DISD going door to door ti fill Pre-K seats. (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

DISD Goes Door To Door To Fill Empty Pre-K Seats

With little more than a week remaining before the new school year begins, DISD staffers are taking to the pavement in an all-out push to fill empty seats in the district’s Pre-K and three-year-old early childhood program.


murder suspect sketch

Man Posing As Lyft Driver Wanted For Murder

As detectives released surveillance video Wednesday of the suspect’s vehicle– as well as a sketch– the victim’s family is pleading for someone who recognizes him to come forward.


DISD school classroom 2

DISD Touting Academic Gains At Troubled Campuses

According to DISD, six of seven campuses labeled ‘Improvement Required’ are expected to come off the low performing list.



South Dallas: Looking Past Poverty To See Progress

Young, educated and flush with options, college professor Baranda Fermin could have bought a home anywhere but she chose South Dallas.


(credit: Jason Hays/State Fair Of Texas)

Fair Park Closer To Public-Private Partnership

Next the Dallas City Council takes up the matter in September.


Scientists define maternal mortality as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of the termination of her pregnancy, not including deaths by accidental causes. (CBS11)

Expectant Moms Worried About Zika In North Texas

Dallas County Health officials are monitoring 12 expectant mothers who may have been exposed to the virus while traveling.


(credit: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

UTSW Researchers: Brain Differences Hold New Clues To Obesity

Following bariatric surgery, researchers found that the brain activity of obese patients began to more closely resemble that of lean patients.



Grieving Mother Heartbroken Again: The Statewide Search For A Lost Locket

“Oh, my goodness, it was just such a big shock,” said Hilda Ostby, as her eyes instantly filled with tears. “It was a big loss. Like losing something again.”



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