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.
Volunteers like Laura Darcy are feeding anyone who would appreciate a meal during the massive cleanup of the small town.
Families identify victims but have no idea why they were in that SUV.
LaShundra Meadows says she reached her breaking point after police pepper-sprayed students at Dade Middle School.
Garland Police say they had no advance warnings that could have prevented the May 3 shootings outside Culwell Center, where a Muhammed art cartoon contest was being held.
Authorities in Rockwall County have found an escaped prisoner, who got out of custody while being checked at a hospital Wednesday morning.
The Superintendent of Dallas Schools finds himself facing a board that could remove him from his job Friday.
It took several months and a court order, but it looks like a few Dallas Independent School board members will get their wish.
Hundreds of students who live outside district boundaries have been granted admission to some of Dallas ISD’s best schools.
CBS 11’s Steve Pickett was born and raised in Oklahoma City and returned to his hometown Sunday, to remember lives lost one devastating day.
Potholes, crumbling pavement, and fading lane lines are enough to drive anyone behind the wheel crazy.
Balch Springs woman tried to bring boy back to life in a religious ceremony.
A woman from Balch Springs is behind bars, accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old boy, and then trying to raise the child from the dead in a religious ceremony.