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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Nearly 2 Dozen Homes Flooded Near Rockwall Lake

The overflow from the lake has inundated sections of the Lake Estates Neighborhood.


Flower Mound Marcus HS Student Arrested For Bringing Gun To School

A Flower Mound Marcus High School student was arrested Thursday after he was caught with a handgun. 


Buzz For Super Bowl Ads Reaches Fever Pitch

Throughout the nation, people chimed in on social media sites, emailed friends and debated with co-workers about the blitz of million dollar TV ads that have become as eye catching as the game for some.


National Gay Rights Group Says Amazon Should Avoid DFW For Next Headquarters

Those connected to Dallas’ business and gay community say Dallas is not anti-gay.


Dallas Gymnastics Program Operator Starts Campaign Against Abuse

The CEO of ASI Gymnastics believes the sex crimes committed by Larry Nassar are emblematic of a wider problem.


DISD Board To Vote On 4 School Closures

Carr Elementary, Edison Middle, Ray Elementary and Titche Elementary all carry four consecutive year distinctions of poor performance based on state standards.


Flu Fears Close Jesuit College Prep

Jesuit Prep closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The campus reported 100 students absent from school Monday.


Female Rowers File Civil Lawsuit Against SMU

The eight women claim SMU violated Title IX rules, requiring equal treatment for men and women in college athletic programs based on the school’s investment in coaching, training and medical oversight.


Bribery Allegations Shake Up Dallas County Political Race

Republicans vying for outgoing County Commissioner Mike Cantrell’s seat are embroiled in accusations of illegal money offers.


Kids Left Out In Cold After Some School Bus Drivers Don’t Make It To Work

Cedar Hill ISD didn’t want a repeat of what happened on Tuesday, so on Wednesday they delayed the start of school a couple of hours.


Dr. King’s Dream Alive In Dallas

The Dallas MLK Parade is part of three-day series of faith based and community activism events. 


Record Number Of Flu Patients Visit Parkland

Parkland Health & Hospital System is urging Dallas residents to come in no matter if they have money or coverage.



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