Russ McCaskey

Russ McCaskey

Russ is a co-anchor of CBS 11 News This Morning and CBS 11 News at 11. He is a multiple Emmy-award winning news anchor and reporter and has been honored more than 50 times from groups including the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

He produced, anchored and reported an award-winning documentary covering the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. He traveled with a national guard unit on a C-17 to Europe the day NATO forces began bombing Kosovo in an effort to restore peace. He also spent time with U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona who were guarding the American border with Mexico.

But he says it’s the stories here at home that have the most impact and can bring the most change.  He worked on an award-winning special about veterans not receiving the medical care they need and deserve.  He has produced, anchored and reported specials on bullying and the effects of methamphetamine that prompted changes in laws. He witnessed and has reported on executions, covered ice storms, flooding and tornadoes.

Russ is a native of Dallas. He grew up in Plano, and graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. His first job in TV was in Sherman, TX at KXII.  Then he worked in Oklahoma City, Charleston S.C. and Tulsa, before returning to Dallas Fort Worth.  Russ is married with two kids Morgan and Connor.

In his spare time, you may find Russ on a tennis court or cycling or running.  Russ was invited to play basketball for the Washington Generals against the Harlem Globetrotters.  He scored five points and played five minutes.

At one time Russ was an avid triathlete.  He competed in and finished Ironman Arizona (140.6 mile distance). However, the coolest things he says he has ever done, was a bike ride from London to Paris — 4 days, 325 miles (ish) not including the ferry ride across the English Channel.

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DART Working To Keep Riders Safe Around Buses & Trains

June is National Safety Month and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) wants to keep riders safe around busses and trains.

CBS 11–06/26/2018

North Texas Military Veteran Says Playing Golf Has Helped His PTSD

J.P. Ashby started playing golf three years ago. Now at 39, he’s a redshirt freshman on a college golf team.


“Moose” Johnston Offers Keys To Success To Antler-Wearing Students

Fifth graders at the Momentous Institute in Oak Cliff wore antlers to greet a former Dallas Cowboys great Daryl Johnston today.


Milestone For Fort Worth Beautification Group

Eastside Blooms is this week’s “The Ones For Texas” for making part of Fort Worth beautiful one tree at a time!


Texas Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Is Running The Races Of His Life

This weekend a man from Waxahachie sets out on a unique quest. Scott Schlee is a pancreatic cancer survivor who is coming up on the 5-year anniversary of his diagnosis.  But he’s decided to use the date as inspiration to give back.

CBS 11–11/10/2017

Keller High School Teacher To Be “Jeopardy!” Contestant

David Clemmons is a history teacher from Keller High School, but he is about to make a little history of his own. Clemmons will make an appearance on the TV game show “Jeopardy!” this week.


Ashton Theiss Has No Regrets After “Amazing Race” Run

Ashton Theiss has a bulletin board in her Fort Worth home that is filled with small souvenirs. But they come with big memories of her time on the CBS reality television show “The Amazing Race.”

CBS 11–05/04/2017

Welcome To Texas: Pioneer Plaza

Back in the 1980’s city leaders wanted to turn an underutilized parking lot into something special. In the 1990’s Pioneer Plaza began to take shape and the beginning of cattle drive bronze sculpture was put in place.

CBS 11–09/01/2016

Welcome To Texas: Kimbell Art Museum

From experts to the novice, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth has something for everyone.

CBS 11–08/18/2016

Welcome To Texas: History Of Sundance Square

A photograph of a gang of bank and train robbers called the “Wild Bunch” has everything to do with how Sundance Square, in downtown Fort Worth, got its name.

CBS 11–08/04/2016

Welcome To Texas: Museum Of The American Railroad

For decades the museum was located at Fair Park, but a few years ago, they rolled north to Collin County and set up shop in Frisco. It’s a place with a railroad history.


Welcome To Texas: Longhorn Cattle Drive

Fort Worth is known as Cowtown and every day, weather permitting, you can see, hear and experience the days of the old west by watching a mini-cattle drive in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

CBS 11–06/23/2016