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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Richardson Police

Richardson Police Adding ‘Public Safety’ Officers To Improve Response Times & Lower Crime

In the midst of an emergency, seconds can feel like forever—and fast is never fast enough. Just ask Denise Volpebinion of Richardson.


Corsicana on October 26, 2015 (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

Corsicana Flood Waters Receding, Leaving ‘Catastrophic’ Damage Behind

Bright sunshine was welcomed Monday after days of pouring rain. And the water is beginning to recede: just not fast enough.


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Planned Parenthood Fighting Back

The battle over Planned Parenthood’s future in Texas taking a new turn—and some say Medicaid patients are getting caught in the crossfire of the political opposition to abortion.


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DPD Officer At Donut Shop Witnesses Robbery, Catches 1 Suspect

An off-duty Dallas police officer stops by a donut shop and stumbles into a robbery in progress.


KAty Trail

Katy Trail Gun Scare A False Alarm; Residents Angry

A scare along Dallas’ popular Katy Trail led to a flood of 911 calls Tuesday evening. Two men were spotted with rifles… turns out the rifles were toys.


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Medicaid Rate Cuts To Therapists On Hold: Parents Of Children With Disabilities Still Worry

The tough task of caring for children with disabilities is not getting any easier in Texas.


Dallas Police (CBSDFW)

Chief David Brown Facing New Round Of Criticism

When it comes to crime, statistics don’t always tell the story. Until, of course, the story becomes yours.



Dallas Police Chief Gets Personal Taking On Critics

Dallas Police Chief David Brown—known for being a soft spoken, exceptionally professional and intensely private leader—today invoked the personal as he addressed city council critics.



New DISD Teacher Pay For Performance Plan

Roughly 71% of eligible teachers will get pay raises next month as part of a new pay for performance plan.



7-Year-Old Autistic Child Accuses Teacher Of Abuse

The student told his mother that the teacher shoved him into a wall– hard enough that he bloodied his lip.


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Backlash Continues Over Irving Teen’s Homemade Clock Arrest

Online critics have called for the teacher who initially seized the homemade clock to be fired.



Dallas Non-Profit Calls Porn A ‘Gateway Drug’ For Sex Trafficking

While working to rescue sex trafficked girls and women, Dallas non-profit New Friends New Life has a doubly daunting task: they’re also taking on the multi-billion dollar porn industry, calling it a ‘gateway drug’ for trafficking.




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