Robbie Owens

Robbie Owens

Robbie grew up in northeast Texas, in a tiny town where her family’s history spans six generations.

After working in the business world for several years, Robbie received a Masters of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. She completed her graduate work with a 4.0 GPA, earning her the school’s highest honor – the Harrington Award.

After graduate school, Robbie moved back to Texas where she began her career at KWTX-TV in Waco. Robbie later worked in Austin as an Education Reporter at KVUE-TV.

After a brief stop in Kansas, she returned to Dallas where she worked briefly at a local station before roaming the state with the News of Texas.

In her spare time, Robbie enjoys refinishing antique furniture and spending family time with her husband and daughter.

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Dallas Nonprofit Urges Parents To Make After School Plans For Kids

As students head back to class, child advocates are encouraging parents to put a plan in place to make sure they are safe and engaged once the school day ends.

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Cedar Hill ISD Taking New Route After DCS Shutdown

As the new school year gets underway in Cedar Hill, district leaders are also trying out a new company to get students to and from school.


North Texan Says ‘Goodbye’ To Diabetes After Double Transplant

After decades of finger pricks, insulin shots– and some scary close calls– Lori Fulps is getting a new lease on life.


‘It’s An Epidemic’: Conference In Dallas Draws National Attention To Child Abuse

Making the world safer for children is the ultimate goal of a decades old conference in downtown Dallas this week.


‘Meet The Teacher Night’ Goes On The Road Dallas’ Momentous Institute School

As the new school year arrives many parents are buying school supplies and making plans to meet their child’s teacher, but what if the teacher came to you?


Heatwave Aftershock: Take Steps Now To Lower Next Bill

Experts advise working to conserve energy as a sure fire way to hold on to more cash.


DISD Celebrating Success And Pushing For Tax Hike Support

As part of the run-up to the new school year, DISD today is highlighting its 23 early college high schools.


Testimony Begins In Dallas Mom’s Murder: Defense Attorneys Claim Marisol Espinosa’s Death Was Accidental

Testimony resumes Thursday morning in the trial of a Dallas man accused of murdering his estranged girlfriend before fleeing to Mexico.


Even In Record-Breaking Heat, Young Athletes ‘Play Ball’

“I’m back there in the catching gear. It’s so hot. Like, crazy hot,” says Jaryn Nelson– who then quickly reiterates that she loves it. “I live for it.”


Ice Companies Loving Heatwave: Triple-Digit Temps Mean Cold Cash

When the temps outside hit triple digits, hanging out inside an ice house has to be about the coolest job around, but business right now is red hot.


UT Southwestern Celebrates ‘Big Bang’ Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research

Doctors at UT-Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute have detected what they believe are changes in a single molecule that could act as the starting point for the deadly, memory-stealing disease.


7-Eleven ‘Free Slurpee Day’ Sets Stage For Frozen Treat Marathon

7-Eleven, on this eleventh day of the seventh month, celebrated the chain’s 91st birthday with its annual Free Slurpee Day.


Upward Bound: Turning Potential Into Progress For 50+ Years

Turning potential into progress. It’s been the goal of the Upward Bound program for more than half a century, giving smart, first-generation students the support they need to not just dream about college — but, to get there.


Cleaner, Greener, Affordable Produce Arrives In North Texas

A Dallas-based company is using technology to revolutionize organic farming.


Dallas Man Mauled By Dogs Facing Lengthy Recovery

Ronnie Bell, 57, was put on life support after he was attacked by a neighbor’s dogs earlier this month.


Newborn Found Alive Near Dumpster In Dallas

Dallas Police are searching for the mother of a newborn who was found on the ground next to a dumpster. 


Coming To America: Legal Or Not, Getting Here Is No Easy Task

Lured by the promise of jobs and opportunities, or escape from persecution, immigrants from around the world are eager to come to America. But, getting here — legal or not — is no easy task.


Children Hurting At Border And In Our Own Backyards

The image of a crying child — captured by photographer John Moore — seems to have pushed the nation’s conscience a tear too far. Others of children in cages and tent cities have moved many Americans to outrage and now — action.


Realtors Asked To “Buy In” To Local Public Schools

Building good relationships — with realtors. It’s how Cedar Hill school officials are working to counter the often negative perception of public schools.


Medical Community Warns Of Trauma To Undocumented Children Separated From Parents

“It’s horrible,” says Dallas therapist Ashley Berges. “This is almost like a wartime experience.”


Dallas Gives Red Bird Mall Redevelopment $22 Million Boost

Once a South Oak Cliff economic engine, the nearly empty mall has been running on fumes for years.


Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Suing Team In Fair Pay Dispute

“I’m not doing this for the money,” says Erica Wilkins. “I’m not doing this to get rich… I’m doing this to make a change.”


Texas’ First Women Veterans Day Reason To Reminisce

On the 70th anniversary of the day that women were officially allowed into the military, Texas became the first state in the nation to honor female veterans.


Euless Police Urge Caution After Women Touched At Bob Eden Park

Four women reported being touched inappropriately at the park near Mid-Cities and North Industrial.


Dallas Police To Shooting Witnesses: Name Football Game Gunmen

Police announced Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information.


Dallas Central Library: Changing With The Times, Better For All

The scorching Texas summer appears determined to make an early appearance: and many of those searching for a place to keep cool have few options. The public libraries have long been an ally.


North Texas Education Leaders Weigh In On School Safety Plan

“You have to fund it,” says Rena Honea, a veteran educator and President of AllianceAFT, a DISD teacher’s union. “You cannot expect our school districts to do more and more with less and less.”


Starbucks Closes Stores, Asks Workers To Talk About Race

The move follows a racially-charged incident caught on camera in Philadelphia last month that the company’s executive chairman has called “reprehensible.”


Outrage, Disbelief Over Active Shooter Video Game

The game simulates a school shooting.


Summer Housing Market Heating Up In North Texas

Hot and getting hotter. Yes, those words could describe the weather in North Texas — but, they also apply to the housing market heading into summer.


Perfecting Poise And Confidence: DISD’s ‘Amazing Shake’ Finals

The best in DISD’s inaugural competition squared off Thursday.


After Trooper Falsely Accused Of Rape, Officer With Same Name Gets Death Threats

A North Texas attorney has issued a formal apology after accusing a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper of sexually assaulting his female client.


Ellis County DA Investigating Accuser After Bogus Rape Claim Against DPS Trooper

A Texas DPS trooper is now dealing with death threats after a suspect accused a colleague with the same name of sexual assault during a weekend arrest. Never mind that it was all a bogus claim.


Dallas County Commissioner’s Court Runoff Race: Who Weathers The Controversy?

One question will likely be answered Tuesday evening that’s not on the May primary ballot: the impact of controversy and national criticism of two local candidates.


Phony 911 Call Leads To Real Danger

It’s called ‘swatting’ and police in Arlington are spreading the word and a warning after a family there was targeted.


Dallas Uber Driver On Trial For Rape

A woman testified she was raped by her Uber driver Talal Chammout. An attack she freely admits she doesn’t fully remember.


Free College Tuition Program Gets Millions In Private Sector Support

JPMorgan Chase is donating $3 million to help prepare Dallas County students for high demand careers.


From Dropout To Top Grad: The Redemptive Power Of A Mother’s Love

A former dropout will graduate at the top of her high school class and head to college in May. But none of that would have happened without the stand-in mom that refused to give up on her.


Record-Breaking Electricity Usage Expected this Summer

Electricity customers are being urged to lock in their rates now.


Dallas ISD Discusses Plan To Open All-Boys Elementary School

The district plans to open an all-boys pre-Kindergarten through second grade school in the Fall.