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 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.

07/13/2018

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.

07/11/2018

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.

07/05/2018

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.

06/27/2018

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.

05/23/2018

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.

05/17/2018

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.

05/15/2018

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. 

05/02/2018

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.

04/26/2018

Health Insurance Costs Could Drive Texas Teachers To Leave

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

04/23/2018

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.

04/02/2018

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.

03/27/2018

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