Doug Dunbar

Doug Dunbar

Doug Dunbar is co-anchor of CBS 11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

He is passionate about bringing Dallas-Fort Worth viewers the news that affects their lives, but he’s equally dedicated to making a real difference in the community. In 2016, Doug competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. It was the journey of a lifetime in more ways than one, and when it was all over, Doug raised $156,000 for the fight against blood cancers!

Doug has been honored with multiple EMMY Awards for his work, and in 2014, he was recognized with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a group of local D Day veterans’ emotional return to Normandy, France. Doug’s support for members of our armed forces and their families is very personal; He lost his father, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clarence Dunbar, in Vietnam. He was then raised by his mom, Inge, who — among many other things — taught him to speak German fluently.

An accomplished pilot, Doug is one of the few civilians who’ve ever had to chance to fly both the F-16 and the FA-18. Even catapulting from the deck of the USS Harry S Truman AND trapping (landing) on it!

And random fact: he’s a former National Champion and record holder (since broken!) in the obscure sport of barefoot waterskiing!

However, Doug will tell you that nothing in the world is more important to him than his role as husband and proud daddy of two.

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Remembering Iconic Symbol, Machine That Supported US Troops For Decades

The Huey helicopter changed the way the U.S. fought the Vietnam War.

05/28/2018

Street Medicine: North Texas Hospital Helping The Homeless

John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth is making a difference by making “house calls” to the homeless.

01/19/2018

DFW Moments: Southwest Airlines

This year, Southwest Airlines will fly 115 million passengers. The airline was born 46 years ago with three airplanes and a bucket of borrowed money.

12/11/2017

Fort Worth Officer Shot In The Line Of Duty Makes His Comeback

Matt Pearce, who was shot and critically wounded in March 2016, talks about his journey to get back out on the streets as a Fort Worth police officer.

11/20/2017

Wheels And Warbirds Come To Addison

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum at the Addison Airport hosts the two-day event which will feature the chance to take a flight into history.

09/22/2017

Nothing But Dead Ends To Houston For Relief Delivery Drivers

With major roads out of Houston under water, relief efforts trying to get supplies in aren’t fairing much better.

08/28/2017

Woman Meets Trauma Team That Saved Her Life

Experience the powerful moment a woman comes face-to-face with the trauma team that save her life.

05/08/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: The Children’s Advocacy Center For Denton County

Wednesday’s Warriors this week focuses on an organization that works to limit the pain of sharing the very personal story of abuse, for children.

04/05/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors Honors National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, an opportunity for all of us, to pause a moment, and think about those who gave so much.

03/29/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: Charlie Alford

Alford was a 6th Armored Division First Lieutenant, forward observer, a fire direction officer, a concentration camp liberator and a recipient of the Silver Star for showing gallantry in action.

03/22/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: The Martell Family

Nine-year-old Simran Martell is just weeks into recover from brain surgery. His older sister died of liver cancer.

03/08/2017

Soaring Valor Puts Greatest Generation With Latest Generation

Last week, 40 North Texas World War II veterans, were paired up with high school juniors in the Grapevine-Colleyville school district for a chance to pass down history.

03/06/2017

Up-Close Look At Real Life In Trauma Unit

A special report on the people who walk that line between life and death.

03/01/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: WWII Veteran John Luckadoo

This week’s Wednesday’s Warrior is a man, who by his own account, should not be here. He’s John Luckadoo, A World War II veteran. Most people call him Lucky.

03/01/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: Tara Robinson

February is American Heart Month; a time to remind ourselves, when something just doesn’t feel right, knowing the signs of trouble can help you be your best advocate.

02/22/2017

Return To D-Day: Sgt. Maj. Robert Blatnik

In this 2013 report, we narrow our focus to just one of our eight D-Day veterans, who returned to Normandy, France last week. Sixty-nine years to the day, Sgt. Major Robert Blatnik was able to walk the same stretch of sand that he and his men assaulted at 6:30am on June 6 in 1944. It was his first time coming back, and he told Doug Dunbar this trip made a memory that will stay with him until the day he dies.

02/20/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: Jude Cobler

This week’s Wednesday’s Warriors is about the power to save someone else’s life.

02/15/2017

Wednesday’s Warrior: Deacon Hammond

For this week’s Wednesday’s Warrior, we looked up the definition of the term half-hearted.

02/08/2017

North Texan Recounts Boston Marathon Bombing

Gerald Jackson remembers it like it was yesterday. 2013. The Boston Marathon. The North Texan had trained his sister Lisa for months, to put her best on display at the legendary 26.2 mile run.

01/12/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: Addyson Turner

In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, there has to be a better way. That’s the mission of one North Texas family after a diagnosis of their newborn they never saw coming.

01/11/2017

Wednesday’s Warriors: Joe Ungeheier

It’s one thing to fight a deadly disease with all you have. It’s another thing to do that, while also giving others your energy and insights who are in the very same fight.

12/21/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Damian Wells

For seven years no one could figure out why Damian Wells would fly into fits of rage out of the blue.

11/30/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Neil Herskowitz

Neil Herskowitz is a Dallas Mavericks name you’ve never heard of. He’s worked behind the scenes for the Mavs for eight years, while fighting a losing battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

11/23/2016

Take A Seat At The Cowboys Training Table

Chef Jeff Moschetti collaborates with a nutritionist to serve tasty, healthy grub for America’s Team.

11/16/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Paulie Ayala

Paulie Ayala is a Fort Worth man making a big difference for people battling Parkinson’s Disease.

11/16/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Tom Hulsey

Tom Hulsey is accomplishing elite athletic feats after surviving prostate cancer.

11/09/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Justin Meaders

Justin Meaders doesn’t have use of his legs. But where some see limits, he’s spent more than a decade pushing past them.

11/02/2016

Ironman World Championship 2016: The Inside Story

Walking into the bike set up and transition area on the pier in Kona, is something a lot of triathletes dream about.

CBS 11–10/15/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: A Tribute To All

In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, the time has come. The Ironman World Championship is just ten days away.

09/28/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Dr. Ken Anderson

In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, we feature a man who may be the most important person you haven’t heard of in the fight against multiple myeloma, a terminal blood cancer.

09/21/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Malena Brown

When you’re a teenager, there’s a lot going on in your life. School, sports, clubs… but for Malena Brown, her whole world stopped, in an instant, when the doctor said, “You have leukemia.”

09/07/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Ryan Mims Update

Ryan Mims is in a war that will have many battles and he just won one this week!

08/31/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: The Oncology Nurses

In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, meet the oncology nurses on the fourth floor at Texas Health Arlington.

08/24/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Ryan Mims

Three-year-old Ryan’s spirit and courage help keep his parents calm.

08/10/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Doug’s Team Just Shy Of $85K Goal

Nineteen weeks have passed since the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society humbled me with the selection to represent those fighting blood cancer, by competing at this year’s Ironman World Championship.

08/03/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Fit Steps For Life

Suzanne Dudek is one of nearly 50 cancer patients taking advantage of the new Fit Steps Program at UT Arlington.

07/27/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Chris Hales

Hales let CBS11 come along during his chemotherapy treatment.

07/20/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Teen Fights Leukemia, Earns Full Ride To Harvard

Maria Perez Franco is fighting through leukemia and has earned a scholarship to Harvard.

06/22/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Will Jeffers

It’s been three scary years for a boy who embodies the meaning of the word “warrior.”

06/15/2016

Wednesday’s Warriors: Lemonade For LLS

A brother and sister in Southlake are selling lemonade to raise money for leukemia research.

06/08/2016

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