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?”


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

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



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.



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.


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.”



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.’


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.


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.


baby elephant (Dallas Zoo)

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.



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.


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.


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.




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