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Steve Pickett

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Steve is an Emmy Award winning journalist. He has been recognized nationally for his coverage of Public Education and his reports from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina garnered the “Best News Story” Katie Award from the Press Club of Dallas.

Steve was the only broadcast journalist embedded with the 56th Brigade of the Texas National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom.   He also traveled with a group of Dallas physicians to Haiti in early 2010 to report on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake there.

He may be most noted for his coverage of the Dallas Independent School District. His daily reports provide solid information regarding the academic and educational landscape of North Texas.

Steve’s career path includes work in Portland, Fresno, Oklahoma City and Wichita Falls. As a general assignment reporter, Steve has taken more in-depth looks into issues such as child neglect, race relations, domestic abuse and crime.

Steve has also received professional recognition from The National Association of Black Journalists, The Institute for Educational Inquiry, The Poynter Institute, and The University of Oklahoma Black Alumni Society.

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DISD Focused On Young Students This Year

Thousands of students across North Texas are heading back to school on Monday, and many are starting their first year in the Dallas ISD.

08/25/2014

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Teen Found Living In Wal-Mart Has A History Of Running Away

A 14-year-old boy set up a home in a 24-hour Wal-Mart store for a couple of days in July.

08/14/2014

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High Profile Shootings Raise Safety Concerns In Dallas Neighborhood

Windows at a laundromat near Forest Lane and Audelia Road were shot out, three weeks after a 15-year-old was murdered nearby.

08/12/2014

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Standing Room Only At Collin County Meeting About Immigrant Children

With the threat of a so-called “immigrant tsunami,” Collin County Commissioner Mark Reid invited the public to attend commissioner’s court on Monday –- and they did.

07/28/2014

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Relief For Families Who Went For Days Without Power

The power is back on tonight for more than 100 residents at Park Creek Manor in Oak Cliff.

07/24/2014

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Dallas Group Ready To Help Unaccompanied Minors

A Dallas groups stands ready to help unaccompanied minors.

07/23/2014

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Rainy Dollar Day Still Draws A Crowd At Dallas Zoo

Despite soggy conditions, a flood of families made their way to the Dallas Zoo for dollar day.

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Roanoke Girl Recounts Meeting President Obama

In front of Air Force One, President Obama greeted two local families and held a lengthy conversation with a North Texas 10-year-old that she’ll never forget.

07/10/2014

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Former Dallas Police Officer On Trial For Brutality

A former Dallas Police officer finds himself on the opposite side of a criminal court case.

06/26/2014

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Home Rule Information Forum Tonight In Dallas

Another public information forum on Home Rule will be held in Dallas tonight. This one features a former state board of education member and a representative from the TEA.

06/25/2014

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DISD Home Rule Commission Raises Eyebrows

The DISD now has a home rule commission, but exactly who has been appointed to be a part of that group is already raising the eyebrows of some critics.

06/20/2014

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Judge Denies Injunction Against Home Rule

A judge has denied a teacher’s union request to issue an injunction, which would stop progress for the Home Rule plan.

06/19/2014

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