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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A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Gay, BiSexual Men Could Soon Donate Blood

For decades, the fear of AIDS led to a ban against gay men donating blood. But that could all be changing.

CBS 11–12/02/2014

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Students Start Petition Drive To Fight Book Censorship

A group of Highland Park students believes books shouldn’t be censored in their community and have started a petition drive to ban the practice of banning books.

CBS 11–11/19/2014

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Why Dallas Voters Ousted Watkins As District Attorney

Perhaps the biggest impact of the mid-term elections in Dallas County is in the district attorney’s office.

11/05/2014

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DISD Trustee Says Miles Violated Law

DISD trustee Bernadette Nutall has filed a criminal complaint against superintendent Mike Miles, believing that he violated law by having her forcibly removed from a campus.

10/31/2014

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

New Principal, Teacher Reassignments Cause Controversy At Dallas School

A conflict between Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles and a school board member has created controversy for DISD.

10/14/2014

American civil rights activist and Baptist minister Jesse Jackson was in Dallas to meet with the family of U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Jesse Jackson Talks Ebola: “We Shouldn’t Panic”

“While it is a crisis, we should not panic and begin to do irrational things in reaction,” Jesse Jackson said about the Dallas’ Ebola case.

10/07/2014

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DFW Residents From Africa React To Ebola News

Considered Dallas’ Ellis Island for the last 20 years, the Vickery Meadows neighborhood of Northeast Dallas is home to refugees from Africa and other parts of the world.

09/30/2014

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HP Superintendent Reverses Banned Books Decision

Highland Park students completing work on their summer reading assignment were well aware of the discussion of which books high-schoolers in the district could read.

CBS 11–09/29/2014

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New Proposal To Rename Lancaster Road

After a heated Dallas Council meeting just about 24 hours ago, Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway is withdrawing his plan to change the name of Lancaster Road to Nelson Mandela Boulevard.

09/25/2014

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DISD Diploma Problems Prompt Call For Statewide Investigation

Hundreds of Dallas ISD graduates have diplomas, but the Texas Education Agency is now reviewing an investigation that questions the validity of those diplomas.

09/17/2014

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“Back To Basics” For Dallas Students In One-Room Schoolhouse

No computers, no tablets, and no electronics of any kind for students attending a one-room schoolhouse in far North Dallas.

09/02/2014

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

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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