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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Frisco 6-Year-Old Gets Stuck in Arcade Game

“Cause I wanted to get my sister a ball,” explains six-year-old Juliette Grimes, when asked why she climbed into one of those ‘claw’ arcade games at a pizza parlor.


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Dallas Police Get Body Cameras

Dozens of Dallas police officers are now equipped with body cameras. And some citizens say the cameras will provide protection for both.


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Customers Give Warm Welcome To Blue Bell

Call it loyalty, pride, arrogance or stubbornness. Blue Bell Ice Cream returned to stores on Monday and Texans jumped at the chance to support a local company.


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Rockwall PTA Fundraiser For Time-Strapped Parents Goes Viral

Quite often, greatness can be found in pure simplicity. Take the Rockwall middle school PTA that’s earning praise from time-strapped parents by tapping into humor and honesty to raise cold hard cash.

CBS 11–08/28/2015

New Parkland Hospital ER
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Old ER Habits Hard To Break For Parkland Patients

Signs are posted at the entrance to the old ER and on nearby streets warning that the emergency room has moved.


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The Downside Of DFW’s Seller’s Market

Corporate relocations like Toyota and State Farm have delivered a steady supply of buyers. But, experts have warned: “The inventory is so slow, it’s driving the prices up.”



Parkland Doors Open; Community Support Still Critical

The doors of the new $1.3 billion Parkland hospital are open—ushering in state-of-the-art healthcare to Dallas county’s poor and uninsured.


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Subway Murder Suspects Released, Police Not Talking

Dallas police today aren’t saying how the wrong men were arrested for murdering a worker during a robbery at a Subway restaurant in June.



Kaufman Co. Deputy Who Pulled Baby From Hot Car Shares Story

Even when he’s not on-duty, Kaufman County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Slater admits, he’s always on alert. “I just do whatever I can to help whoever I can,” says Deputy Slater.


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Extreme North Texas Weather Taking Toll On Homes

From near constant rain to now nearly bone dry, North Texas’ weather extremes are taking a toll on home foundations.



DISD Construction Coming Down To The Wire

Greiner Middle, with some 1500 students, is one of the largest middle schools in the state and is home to the district’s performing arts academy.


Babies at work at United Way in Dallas (Robbie Owens - CBS 11)

Babies At Work? It’s Working Well For Dallas Non-Profit

An innovative program at the United Way in Dallas allows new parents to bring babies to work with them until they’re six months old.