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.
The Huey helicopter changed the way the U.S. fought the Vietnam War.
John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth is making a difference by making “house calls” to the homeless.
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.
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.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum at the Addison Airport hosts the two-day event which will feature the chance to take a flight into history.
With major roads out of Houston under water, relief efforts trying to get supplies in aren’t fairing much better.
Experience the powerful moment a woman comes face-to-face with the trauma team that save her life.
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.
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.
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.
Nine-year-old Simran Martell is just weeks into recover from brain surgery. His older sister died of liver cancer.
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.
A special report on the people who walk that line between life and death.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s Wednesday’s Warriors is about the power to save someone else’s life.
For this week’s Wednesday’s Warrior, we looked up the definition of the term half-hearted.
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.
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.
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.
For seven years no one could figure out why Damian Wells would fly into fits of rage out of the blue.
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.
Chef Jeff Moschetti collaborates with a nutritionist to serve tasty, healthy grub for America’s Team.
Paulie Ayala is a Fort Worth man making a big difference for people battling Parkinson’s Disease.
Tom Hulsey is accomplishing elite athletic feats after surviving prostate cancer.
Justin Meaders doesn’t have use of his legs. But where some see limits, he’s spent more than a decade pushing past them.
Walking into the bike set up and transition area on the pier in Kona, is something a lot of triathletes dream about.
In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, the time has come. The Ironman World Championship is just ten days away.
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.
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.”
Ryan Mims is in a war that will have many battles and he just won one this week!
In this week’s Wednesday’s Warriors, meet the oncology nurses on the fourth floor at Texas Health Arlington.
Three-year-old Ryan’s spirit and courage help keep his parents calm.
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.
Suzanne Dudek is one of nearly 50 cancer patients taking advantage of the new Fit Steps Program at UT Arlington.
Hales let CBS11 come along during his chemotherapy treatment.
Maria Perez Franco is fighting through leukemia and has earned a scholarship to Harvard.
It’s been three scary years for a boy who embodies the meaning of the word “warrior.”
A brother and sister in Southlake are selling lemonade to raise money for leukemia research.