Brian New

Brian New

Brian New has been a member of the CBS 11 News team since 2013.  In 2017, he was awarded the Lone Star Emmy for best investigative reporter. This is one of ten Emmy awards Brian has been honored with during his career.  His recent I-Team investigations have uncovered flaws in the Dallas County probation system, federal gun laws not being enforced, and students being denied special education services from Texas public schools.  In 2017, his investigation into road rage won a Lone Star Emmy for best investigative report.

Before moving to North Texas, Brian worked as an investigative reporter for the CBS affiliate in San Antonio. His investigations in South Texas exposed how drunk drivers dodged DWI charges as well as how a loophole in a Texas law set mentally ill juvenile offenders free. As a result of a 2010 investigation, the San Antonio Police Department tested thousands of old rape kits.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Brian received his degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.  During his time at Syracuse University, Brian ran cross-country and track and field for the Orange. He went on to work as a reporter in Cheyenne, Amarillo and Omaha before he joined KENS in San Antonio, where he was named “Best Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Brian and his wife, Rachel, are happy to make their home in Frisco with their three young sons; Trent, Jack, and Luke.  Most weekends they can be found at a soccer field or a basketball gym cheering on their sons.

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North Texas Schools Spending Millions On Security Despite Little Evidence On What Works

The CBS11 I-Team asked 66 public school districts in the DFW area if they’ve purchased security equipment in the past year. Fifty-nine districts said “yes.”


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Interactive Map: What New Security Features Has Your DFW School Added?

The CBS 11 I-Team asked Dallas/Fort Worth public school districts what security additions they’ve made in the past year.


I-Team: Jury Orders Monsanto To Pay $290M In Roundup Trial

A California jury on Friday ordered the maker of the popular weed killer Roundup to pay $289 million in damages to a school’s groundskeeper who alleges Roundup caused his cancer.


Criminal Court Judge: ‘If You Want These Guns Off The Streets, Sometimes You Have To Be Creative’

Dallas County Criminal Court Judge Shequitta Kelly says she has an idea for a new approach to get guns away from domestic abusers.


North Texas Luxury Doomsday Resort Files For Bankruptcy

Trident Lakes, a residential community marketed as a five-star resort built to withstand a nuclear war, on Thursday filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to court records.


Dallas Police Records Clerk Dodges Questions About ‘Ambulance Chasing’ Scheme

Margarita Monjaras was sued by an Irving couple who accuse Monjaras of funneling details about their 2017 auto accident to a man allegedly paid to drum up business for a personal injury law firm.


FBI: Entrepreneur Agreed To Launder Colombian Drug Money Through Texas Residential Development Project

A hyped luxury North Texas residential community — marketed as a five-star resort built to withstand a nuclear war — is now at the center of an FBI money laundering investigation.


I-Team: China’s Recycling Ban Costing North Texas Cities Millions

China’s decision last year to stop importing most waste has made recycling in the U.S., for the most part, unprofitable.


Gov. Abbott Wants Mental Health Program To ID Potentially Violent Students Across State

In the hours after the Santa Fe High School shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott touted the potential of a little-known mental health screening program in West Texas that identifies potentially violent students.


Former Dallas Officer Who Shot Unarmed Man In 2013 Still Hasn’t Gone To Trial

The young man Amy Wilburn shot said his life has been put on hold due to medical complications from the shooting and a pending civil case.


Dallas Police Employee Accused Of Aiding ‘Ambulance Chasers’

A longtime Dallas police records clerk is under investigation for allegedly funneling car crash information to a North Texas personal injury attorney.


Arrest Affidavit: Plano Teen Plotted ISIS-Inspired Attack For Months

The teen messaged using a mobile app with the FBI informant his desire to travel to an ISIS fighting camp or conduct a terrorist attack in the U.S., accord to arrest records. 


North Texas Cities Fail To Test Safety Of Drinking Water

The I-Team examined the 76 largest water utilities in North Texas and found 20 to be in violation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.


Health Insurance Costs Could Drive Texas Teachers To Leave

Since 2002, health insurance premiums have more than doubled for Texas teachers.


I-Team: Retired Texas School Teachers Struggle To Afford Prescriptions

Most public school teachers did not get into the profession to get rich but for their years of service, the Texas government promised teachers a small pension at retirement and affordable healthcare the rest of their life.


West Texas Town Defends Bump Stock Production: ‘This Is Texas. You’re Not Gonna Take It Away From Us’

As President Trump orders a nation-wide ban on bump stocks, many in a small West Texas town are coming to the defense of the country’s largest maker of the controversial gun accessory.


I-Team: Despite Clues Hit-And-Run Cases Often Go Unsolved

The inability to prove who was driving the suspect vehicle has been cited by police departments across North Texas numerous times in unsolved hit-and-run cases.


I-Team: Records Reveal Dozens Of Atmos Gas Leaks In Same Neighborhood Prior To Deadly House Explosion

Atmos Energy may have missed multiple warnings about dangers beneath a northwest Dallas neighborhood where a house explosion recently killed a 12-year-old girl, according to a CBS 11 I-Team investigation.


I-Team: Old Pipes And Bad Soil Factors In Gas Leaks In North Dallas Neighborhood

A dangerous combination of old pipes and bad soil is brewing underneath the ground where Atmos Energy crews are shutting off the gas to thousands of customers.


Dallas Mayor Calls Out Judges To Do Better Job At Taking Away Abuser’s Guns

Mayor Mike Rawlings’ comments were in response to an I-Team investigation.


Gun Law Seldom Enforced In Texas Leaves Weapons In Hands Of Abusers

Efforts in North Texas to have domestic abusers surrender their weapons have all but failed, often leaving those who sought protection in the cross hairs of their abusers.


Pedophile Priest James Brzyski’s Secret Life In North Texas

Records, obtained through the Texas Public Information Act, show that police recovered a laptop, thumb drives and a cell phone from Brzyski’s room.


I-Team: Texas Commuter Train Slow To Install Required Life-Saving Technology

The most-ridden commuter rail line in Texas still does not have a life-saving braking device Congress ordered all trains to install nearly a decade ago.


I-Team: 70 Percent Of Deadly Hit-And-Runs In DFW Remain Unsolved

According to state crash reports, in the past two years, 91 people were killed in DFW in a hit-and-run crash.


Federal Officials Say Texas Illegally Denied Thousands Special Education Services

The U.S. Department of Education’s letter comes after a 15-month review into the dramatic decline in special education enrollment in Texas in the past decade.


Federal Report Says Texas Violated Special Education Laws

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Texas violated federal law when it comes to educating students with disabilities. The department released their report on Thursday.


Texas Families Urge Lawmakers To Move Faster To Screen Newborns For Deadly Genetic Disease

With a newly FDA-approved treatment, doctors says the lives of nearly one hundred Texas babies can be saved every year by screening newborns for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.


Arlington Bus Service Ends Friday

Critics say the lack of customers is the result of the lack of commitment by the city to public transportation.


DART Sees 60 Percent Increase In Aggravated Assaults In Last 2 Years

DART officials said additional private security guards are needed to help change the public’s perception that crime on DART trains has gotten worse. However, the CBS11 I-Team discovered this is more than just perception.


I-Team: Dallas Co. Seized Land Two Years Ago, Won’t Say How Owner Can Get It Back

Joel Potasznik owns the property and is required to pay taxes on it but for the past two years, he has been forbidden by the Dallas County Fire Marshal to step foot on his land.


I-Team: Homebuilders Push Texas Lawmakers To Block Fire Sprinkler Requirements

The Texas State Fire Marshal says every home should have fire sprinklers but state lawmakers have refused to make it a requirement for new homes.


Couple Understands Suffering In Sutherland Springs Better Than Most

Almaguer’s 30-year-old son was shot and killed as part of a domestic dispute. He says the pain of losing a child to violence never goes away.

CBS 11–11/07/2017

Sutherland Springs Resident: ‘Everyday Will Be A Little Less Worse Than Yesterday’

The day after 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas were gunned down at a church, resident Paul White said he knew what he had to do.

CBS 11–11/07/2017

Gunman’s Grandmother-In-Law Among Those Killed In Texas Church Shooting

The nation is in mourning once again after 26 people were gunned down at a church service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, located just outside of San Antonio.


I-Team: Cancer Patients Sue Roundup, Claim Ingredient Made Them Sick 

“There is no medical evidence whatsoever that glyphosate causes cancer,” said Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge. “I regret that these plaintiff lawyers have pointed them in that direction.”

CBS 11–11/03/2017

I-Team: Where’s The Harvey Donation Money?

The Red Cross collected more than $400 million in Harvey relief donations alone, but some donors and flood victims are asking where all the money has gone.


Mockingbird Footbridge To Open 6 Years Behind Schedule

The City of Dallas will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $17 million footbridge that crosses over Mockingbird Lane near Central Expressway on Thursday.


Bump Stock Inventor Heartbroken, Suspends Taking New Orders

Red-eyed and visibly upset, Jeremiah Cottle told the CBS11 I-Team from outside his business in Moran, Texas he has shed many tears since learning of Sunday’s shooting.


I-Team: State Fair Of Texas Executive Paid $708K

The State Fair of Texas is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Most of money goes towards the direct cost of putting on the 24-day event with more than $2 million going towards executive salaries.


North Texas Volunteers Serving Compassion To Houston Flood Victims

Before the flood waters reached historic levels in Houston, volunteers with the Dallas-area Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief team were on the road to help.