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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Woman Missing From The Shops At Legacy Since Saturday

A desperate search for answers in underway in Plano after a 23-year-old woman vanished after spending at evening with friends at the Shops at Legacy.

09/04/2014

Kametra Barbour and her husband, Chris, speak at a press conference about the effect a mistaken police stop, in Forney, has had on her family. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Mom Talks About Forney Traffic Stop & Possible Lawsuit

It was what one family considered a “terrifying” mistake by police. On Tuesday, a North Texas mother spoke out about the traffic stop, captured on dash cam video, that she says left her children traumatized.

CBSDFW.COM–09/02/2014

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Mother Sues Forney Police For Mistaken Traffic Stop

A North Texas woman ordered out of her car by at gunpoint in front of her kids is planning a lawsuit against the Forney police officers and police department responsible for the mistake.

09/02/2014

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Complaint Sparks Midlothian ISD Religious Plaque Debate

Bring it on. That was the message Thursday from the Midlothian ISD superintendent. His comments came after a complaint was lodged about plaques with religious references at two schools.

CBS 11–08/28/2014

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Dallas County Plans To Confiscate Guns From Abusers

Family violence left unchecked can and often does escalate—sometimes leading to deadly consequences. So, even the simplest of emotional math says adding weapons to anger is not a good idea.

08/27/2014

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Non-Profit Opening Race Conversations One Dinner At A Time

In a recent poll, blacks were nearly twice as likely as whites to say important issues raised about race warrant further discussion. A local non-profit is already encouraging those conversations.

CBS 11–08/26/2014

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Fort Worth Works To Keep Free After Hours Parking Downtown

The city of Fort Worth is working to keep free after hours parking for downtown patrons.

CBS 11–08/21/2014

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Protestors, Armed With Assault Weapons, March In Dallas

In some regards, it was a provocative and potentially dangerous mixed message: protestors armed with assault weapons simultaneously calling for an end to police shootings—while also advocating self-defense.

CBS 11–08/20/2014

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North Texas Suicide Calls Up After Robin Williams’ Death

The much publicized suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams, experts say, may help save others struggling with depression. Local suicide hotlines are already seeing an increase in calls.

CBS 11–08/13/2014

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Diabetic North Texas 6-Year-Old Tests Bionic Pancreas

For a little while this summer, 6-year-old Elise Cunha got to be kid. Not just the kind of kid that gets to swim and play, but also the kind that gets to eat her food without weighing it or worrying about it.

08/12/2014

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Home Surveillance A Valuable Resource For Police

Chances are, either you or someone you know has a home security system—and if your home is in Richardson, police there want to know, too.

CBS 11–08/08/2014

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City Agrees With Patrons: Gexa Pavilion Needs A Makeover

Thursday Dallas’ park board opted to forgo discussing the aging Gexa Energy Pavilion at Fair Park—but, the problems aren’t going away. The 20,000 seat amphitheater, which first opened in 1988, is showing its age.

CBS 11–08/07/2014

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