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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Funeral of Kayla Gomez-Orozco (credit:cbsdfw)

Slain 10-Year-Old Laid To Rest In Tyler

The 700 people who attended the funeral couldn’t erase the pain felt by a little girl’s family.

CBS 11–11/09/2016

Voters in Dallas County

Dallas County Voters Pleased To Bring Their Voices To Election Process

Polling places across Dallas County stayed busy with people punching in their preference for president and more.


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Suspect Shot And Killed By Carrollton Police

Police say that Hickson had a handgun when he came out of the motel room and that is what warranted a nine year Carrollton Police officer to fire his weapon.

CBS 11–10/26/2016

Derrick Ross is the principal at Twain Elementary School (CBS11)

Principal Brings New Energy To Low Performing DISD School

Twain Elementary was on the state’s list of low performing schools. Not anymore.

CBS 11–10/25/2016

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Some DISD Schools Asking ‘What About Us?’

Throughout W.T. White High School, quadrants and closets typically reserved for storage are used for study.

CBS 11–10/18/2016

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South Oak Cliff HS Renovation Plans Plagued With Problems

South Oak Cliff High School became the eye of the storm for a hurricane of accusations against the Dallas School District.

CBS 11–10/13/2016

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Food, Fun And Education At The State Fair Of Texas

By the thousands, kids led moms and dads, and in some cases grandparents by the hand to see all things that come with the state fair.

CBS 11–10/10/2016

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Dallas’s Interim Top Cop Says Trust Is A Big Concern

David Pughes held every type of police role you can think of, a street patrol officer, a homicide detective, head of a division overseeing 300 officers.

CBS 11–10/07/2016

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a conference between The Center for Strategic (CSIS) and International Studies and the Justice Department at the CSIS building September 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. (ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Loretta Lynch At Dallas’ Sunset High School

The visit comes almost three months to the day when a Downtown march against police involved shootings turned violent and deadly when lone gunman ambushed police, killing five local officers.

CBS 11–10/03/2016

DALLAS, TX - JULY 8:  Dallas police work near the scene where eleven Dallas police officers were shot and five have now died on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. According to reports, shots were fired during a protest being held in downtown Dallas in response to recent fatal shootings of two black men by police - Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Dallas Police And Fire Pension Struggling

Police and firefighters are waiting to see if the Police and Fire Pension Board changes the rules that affect the ability to get your money.

CBS 11–09/26/2016

Rev. Dr. Sheron Patterson

Dallas Faith Leader Prays for Charlotte

Rev. Dr. Sheron Patterson has spent the past 25 years calling Dallas home. She serves as Communications Director for the Methodist Church of North Texas.

CBS 11–09/22/2016

Dallas County Commissioners Court

Dallas County Employees To Get Raise

The pay hike was approved while dozens of Dallas County Sheriff’s deputies filled the Commissioners Court meeting, imploring Commissioners to increase their pay.

CBS 11–09/20/2016


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