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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More Fires At Flood-Hit Crosby Chemical Plant Expected

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.


Port Aransas Residents Return To Find Harvey’s Destruction Worse Than Anticipated

“Part of me just wants to shut the door, walk away, and start over,” said one homeowner.


Harvey Survivor Rides Out Storm In Pickup: ‘I Thought We Were Going To Die’

He survived Hurricane Katrina, and says Harvey was “scarier.”


Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools’ Vaccine Rates

The number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.


Police Misconduct Cases Costing Dallas Taxpayers Millions

In the past five years, the City of Dallas has spent more than $10.8 million to settle lawsuits against Dallas police officers.


Another Pedestrian Hit As Opening Of Mockingbird Footbridge Delayed Again

The opening of the highly anticipated $17 million Mockingbird pedestrian bridge was been delayed yet again.


Hit-And-Run Deaths Increase Despite Tougher Punishments

According to state crash records, hit-and-run deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have increased 85 percent since 2012.


Timeline of July 7 Dallas Police Ambush

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.


Pharmacists Point Finger At ‘Middlemen’ For Soaring Drug Costs

Chances are you expect to get a fair price when you go to the pharmacy, especially if you have insurance.


Father Forgives Road Rage Driver In Crash That Killed His Son

A Garland man pleaded guilty Friday for his involvement in a road rage crash that killed 14-year-old Blake Casbeer.


Old Police Cars Too Easy To Buy For Fake Cops

A Dallas driver told the CBS11 I-Team he believes a man impersonating a police officer, who pulled him over, will do it again.


North Texas Road Rage Crashes At An All-Time High

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.


I-Team: Patients Worried Sick About Soaring Prescription Drug Prices

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.


Concerns Raised Over Police Response Times After Paramedic Shot

Firefighters said it is routine for them to arrive to a scene of a shooting before police as was the case Monday.


The Deadly Consequences Of Cutting Probation Short

A heartbroken Dallas mother said she believes a broken system put her son on a deadly collision course with a troubled ex-con.


Plano Homeowners Demand Testing, Say Odor Is Making Them Sick

Homeowners in Plano’s Cross Creek neighborhood say the air they breathe is causing them to get sick.


Dallas Does Not See Another Spike In 911 Calls This Weekend

With a dozen extra call takers, Dallas reported no issues this weekend with extensive 911 hold times.


I-Team: T-Mobile 911 Looping Problem Started In October

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.


Texas Teachers Rally Against School Choice Bill

Hundreds of teachers from North Texas traveled to the State Capitol Monday to rally against state-funded education savings accounts.


Top 5 Tips For A Professional-Looking Lawn

CBS11 talked to the guy who manages to keep Toyota Stadium looking green at all times!


TEA Eliminates Enrollment ‘Cap’ On Special Education

The Texas Education Agency has eliminated what advocates say amounted to a cap placed on special education enrollment.


I-Team: Feds Visit Tarrant County Schools As Part Of Special Ed Probe

Hommel Elementary School and Baxter Junior High School in Everman are two of 24 Texas schools federal officials will visit this week.


Top 5 New Computer Security Threats To Your Personal Information

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.


Top 5 Changes Coming To DFW In The Next 10 Years

Big changes are heading to North Texas in the next decade with the one constant being a boom in population.


I-Team: 15 Injured Or Killed Since Mockingbird Bridge Was Supposed To Be Done

By summer, the highly anticipated Mockingbird pedestrian bridge in North Dallas is finally expected to open.


I-Team: Feds To Question Everman ISD About Special Ed

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.


I-Team Update: “Rotten Egg” Odor In Plano Neighborhood Not A Health Risk

The results of the initial air tests from Plano’s Cross Creek neighborhood show the air may stink, but is safe to breathe.


Top 5 Side Hustles & How To Make Them Work

The days of working 9-to-5 for many just doesn’t do it anymore.


Top 5 Places In DFW To See ‘Next’ Grammy Winners

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.


I-Team: Demand Letter Sent To TEA To Eliminate Special Education Cap

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.


Top 5 Surprising Ways To Avoid Getting Sick

No matter how hard you try avoiding the cold virus this time of year can seem near impossible. It’s not.


Top 5 Ways The Trump Administration Could Affect Your Wallet

“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.


Top 5 Things That Will Be Cheaper In 2017

Airplane tickets are getting little cheaper and the price of eggs is about half what it was last year at this time.


Top 5 Things You Should Know About Protein

Whether you want to lose weight or build muscle, the answer always seems to be “eat more protein.”


Texas Rangers To Investigate Past Police & Fire Pension Administration

This comes at the request of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.


Dallas Police And Fire Pension Reinstates Monthly Withdrawals

The board voted to reinstate monthly withdrawals but lump sum withdrawals are still not allowed.


Dallas Police & Fire DROP Withdrawals Reinstated

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.


I-30 In Arlington Reopens After Crane Falls On Power Lines

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.


File photo of a person holding money. (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Top 5 Things To Know Before Giving To Charity

The Better Business Bureau is warning North Texans to be on the lookout for charity ‘impostors’.

CBS 11–12/20/2016

Feds Listen To Claims Of Children Denied Special Education Services

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.