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.
Many evacuated residents of Crosby say the failure of a local chemical plant to prepare for Hurricane Harvey has put them all at serious risk.
“Part of me just wants to shut the door, walk away, and start over,” said one homeowner.
He survived Hurricane Katrina, and says Harvey was “scarier.”
The number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.
In the past five years, the City of Dallas has spent more than $10.8 million to settle lawsuits against Dallas police officers.
The opening of the highly anticipated $17 million Mockingbird pedestrian bridge was been delayed yet again.
According to state crash records, hit-and-run deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have increased 85 percent since 2012.
One year later, the July 7 ambush on police officers in downtown Dallas is still considered an open investigation, therefore; an official account of events from that night have never been made public.
Chances are you expect to get a fair price when you go to the pharmacy, especially if you have insurance.
A Garland man pleaded guilty Friday for his involvement in a road rage crash that killed 14-year-old Blake Casbeer.
A Dallas driver told the CBS11 I-Team he believes a man impersonating a police officer, who pulled him over, will do it again.
In 2016, road rage was blamed for 362 crashes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area – more than a hundred more than just five years ago according to state crash records.
Prescription drug costs are going up at a pace that’s leaving many patients wondering how much longer can they afford their life-saving medication.
Firefighters said it is routine for them to arrive to a scene of a shooting before police as was the case Monday.
A heartbroken Dallas mother said she believes a broken system put her son on a deadly collision course with a troubled ex-con.
Homeowners in Plano’s Cross Creek neighborhood say the air they breathe is causing them to get sick.
With a dozen extra call takers, Dallas reported no issues this weekend with extensive 911 hold times.
The Dallas Police Department first alerted the public about the T-Mobile issue on its blog on February 7. The city put out memo addressing the issue a week later.
Hundreds of teachers from North Texas traveled to the State Capitol Monday to rally against state-funded education savings accounts.
CBS11 talked to the guy who manages to keep Toyota Stadium looking green at all times!
The Texas Education Agency has eliminated what advocates say amounted to a cap placed on special education enrollment.
Hommel Elementary School and Baxter Junior High School in Everman are two of 24 Texas schools federal officials will visit this week.
It’s nearly impossible these days not to have a footprint online, which means everyone is a potential target for hackers looking to steal identities and clean out bank accounts.
Big changes are heading to North Texas in the next decade with the one constant being a boom in population.
By summer, the highly anticipated Mockingbird pedestrian bridge in North Dallas is finally expected to open.
As part of its probe into whether student with disabilities in Texas are receiving the special education services they need, the U.S. Department of Education will visit a dozen Texas school districts in the coming months.
The results of the initial air tests from Plano’s Cross Creek neighborhood show the air may stink, but is safe to breathe.
The days of working 9-to-5 for many just doesn’t do it anymore.
Picking a favorite spot to watch live music in North Texas is kind of like picking your favorite album. There’s no wrong answer, just a lot of right ones.
The state’s largest coalition of disability rights advocates sent the Texas Education Agency (TEA) a demand letter Monday asking state officials to honor their commitment to eliminate a cap on special education enrollment.
No matter how hard you try avoiding the cold virus this time of year can seem near impossible. It’s not.
“If Mr. Trump gets what he wants done, it will be quite dramatic,” said Dallas tax lawyer Garrett Gregory speaking about the tax changes Trump touted during his campaign.
Airplane tickets are getting little cheaper and the price of eggs is about half what it was last year at this time.
Whether you want to lose weight or build muscle, the answer always seems to be “eat more protein.”
This comes at the request of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
The board voted to reinstate monthly withdrawals but lump sum withdrawals are still not allowed.
The Dallas Police & Fire Pension Board held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss possible action regarding DROP accounts. Before the meeting ended, the board had decided to reinstate monthly DROP withdrawals.
Hundreds of drivers found themselves stuck on I-30 in Arlington for nearly two hours on Wednesday as two high voltage power lines fell onto the interstate blocking traffic in both directions.
The Better Business Bureau is warning North Texans to be on the lookout for charity ‘impostors’.
Parents with special needs students gave federal officials an earful Monday night as the U.S. Department of Education investigates claims that students are being denied special education services in Texas.