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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Non-District Students Filling Seats In Many DISD Schools

Hundreds of students who live outside district boundaries have been granted admission to some of Dallas ISD’s best schools.

CBS 11–04/23/2015

OKC Bombing

Dallas Residents Return To Oklahoma City To Remember Federal Building Bombing

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.

CBS 11–04/19/2015

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Dallas City Leaders Discuss Pothole Problems

Potholes, crumbling pavement, and fading lane lines are enough to drive anyone behind the wheel crazy.

04/15/2015

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Neglect Caused The Death Of A Two Year Old

Balch Springs woman tried to bring boy back to life in a religious ceremony.

CBS 11–04/14/2015

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Police Say Woman Tried To Resurrect Dead Boy

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.

04/14/2015

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Dallas Woman Posts On Facebook “A Female Shouldn’t Be President”

As you might imagine, the post has attracted quite a bit of attention from people across the country.

04/13/2015

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Teen Will Not Be Tried As Adult In Drowning Of Infant

A judge in Dallas has ruled that a 14-year-old girl won’t be tried as an adult in the January drowning death of an infant.

04/10/2015

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Sheriff: Pregnant Woman May Have Reached For Deputy’s Gun

Hunt County’s Sheriff Randy Meeks says a says the deputy who hit a pregnant woman will stay on the job while the Texas Rangers investigate.

04/08/2015

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7-Year-Old Texan Living With Cancer Takes Ride In $2.5 Million Bugatti

Texan Michael Hollis is a 7-year-old boy living with cancer, but on April 7 he was one of the coolest kids in town as he roared through the streets of Dallas in one of the fastest cars made today.

CBS 11–04/07/2015

Crane Accident

Crane Accidentally Crashes Into Dallas Museum Of Art

At 9:30 am Friday, a team hired to construct a large metal-based tent on the south entrance of the DMA, included a crane-carrying truck, geared to pull the heaviest and tallest beams for the tent.

04/03/2015

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Former Gang Members Now Helping To Rebuild Lives

Jahwar, who now leads a church in Oak Cliff, along with his friend Antong Lucky, get plenty of attention in this part of South Dallas.

04/02/2015

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Video Prompts Suspension Of Two College Police Officers

Some might call it shocking behavior from campus police – caught on camera.

03/30/2015

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