Whitney is the traffic anchor for CBS 11 News This Morning, weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. She joined CBS 11 in July 2012 from CBS-owned stations KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles, where she reported on crazy Southern California traffic.
A native of Chicago, Whitney was raised in Ventura, California, and as a young woman had her heart set on attending Chapman University in Orange, California. However, tuition costs were prohibitive for her family, so a motivated Whitney devised a plan. She decided that she would become a contestant on “Hollywood Squares” and win the money to pay her college expenses! She called three times a day, every day, for weeks, and eventually got an audition. Not only did she get on the show, but she won $16,000 and received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Chapman University in Orange, California in just three and a half years!
Whitney began her career as a morning show anchor/reporter at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia and went on to work as a weekend anchor/reporter at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. She relocated to Southern California in 2006, where she worked for E! Entertainment Television, Fox Movie Channel and Comcast before joining KCBS/KCAL.
In her spare time, Whitney enjoys hiking, reading non-fiction, and attending sporting events and concerts. She loves to travel, and has seen Dave Matthews Band in concert at least 25 times!
Dr. Crystal Fosters looks at some of the latest medical headlines including the life expectancy of smokers, a new way to ease menopause symptoms, and a link between cynicism and dementia.
Whitney Drolen was with the DFW International Airport first responders on Wednesday morning to thank them for all that they do to protect North Texas travelers.
CBS 11 News traffic expert Whitney Drolen visited the Richardson Fire Department on Wednesday, where they are preparing for a special event to help out one of their own.
CBS 11 traffic expert Whitney Drolen continues to visit DFW area first responders to thank them for their service. This week, she stopped by the Plano Fire Department.
Dr. Crystal Foster talks about how to know when allergies become something worse, new guidelines for sugar intake, and the dangers of smoking around children.
CBS 11 News traffic expert continues to visit DFW area first responders to thank them for their service. This time, she stopped by the University Park Fire Department.
CBS 11 News traffic expert Whitney Drolen continues to visit DFW area first responders to thank them for their service. This week, she stopped by the Colleyville Fire Department.
On a chilly morning, the last thing a driver wants is to be stranded along the side of the road. But a product called Magic Tank says that it will get you moving when you’re out of gas.
CBS 11 News traffic expert Whitney Drolen continues to visit DFW first responders to thank them for their service. This week, she stopped by the Garland Fire Department.
CBS 11 News traffic expert Whitney Drolen has been hitting the road to thank North Texas first responders. This week, she stopped by the Lewisville Police Department.
Whitney Drolen has been visiting DFW first responders as a thank you for their work. This week, she stopped by the Arlington Fire Department.
The thick fog on Friday morning could be to blame for a major crash along Interstate-30. A portion of the highway is going to be shut down in both directions for several hours.