Steve Pickett

Steve Pickett

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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Man Arrested For Soliciting Child Sex Was Texas Boy Scout Leader

The Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America confirmed Tuesday that a local adult troop leader is the same man currently facing charges of seeking sex with a child.

CBS 11–20 hours ago

Dallas Independent School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa poses for a photo at Alex W. Spence Middle Learning Center as part of the HP Digital Assist education grant competition kickoff on September 16, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Interim DISD Superintendent Talks About What’s Next

“I’m willing to stay as long as it takes, to be ready for the next leader, being me, probably not, whoever, but we’ll let it play out,” says Hinojosa.

06/29/2015

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Bumpy Start For Dallas DART Streetcar

It’s been a bumpy start for the connection to work and play if you’re going to North Oak Cliff from downtown.

06/12/2015

Volunteers feeding residents and other volunteers during cleanup efforts in Van Friday.
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Five Days After Van Tornado Neighbors Help Neighbors In New Ways

Volunteers like Laura Darcy are feeding anyone who would appreciate a meal during the massive cleanup of the small town.

05/15/2015

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Families Of SUV/Apartment Crash Victims Searching For Answers

Families identify victims but have no idea why they were in that SUV.

05/13/2015

Dade Middle School

Mom Says Daughter’s Dallas Middle School Is “In Total Chaos”

LaShundra Meadows says she reached her breaking point after police pepper-sprayed students at Dade Middle School.

05/12/2015

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PD: No FBI Warning Of Threat Before Garland Shooting

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.

05/11/2015

Jose-Maria Pedraza-Cervantes (credit: Rockwall County Sheriff's Office)

Teen Inmate Back In Custody After Rowlett Escape

Authorities in Rockwall County have found an escaped prisoner, who got out of custody while being checked at a hospital Wednesday morning.

05/06/2015

DISD Superintendent Mike Miles (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Schools Superintendent Speaks About Job Being On The Line

The Superintendent of Dallas Schools finds himself facing a board that could remove him from his job Friday.

04/30/2015

Mike Miles (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Judge Orders Meeting To Discuss DISD Superintendent’s Job

It took several months and a court order, but it looks like a few Dallas Independent School board members will get their wish.

04/28/2015

Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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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