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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Dallas ISD Considering Shutting Down Schools To Expand Learning Program

The Dallas Independent School District wants to expand an enhanced learning program to more campuses, but the district’s proposal for the expansion includes the closure of two campuses that serve some the district’s poorest children.


Dallas City Council Rejects $800M Bond Package

The Dallas City Council rejected a proposal to place a $800 million dollar bond package before voters in May.


Grand Prairie Police Release Dash Cam Footage Of K-9 Takedown

Grand Prairie Police released a video of a couple of their officers involved in a hostile situation with a suspect.


North Texas Students Tackle Racism

Racism was the topic Wednesday for high school students from all over North Texas on the SMU campus.


Immigrant With Green Card Worries It Won’t Be Renewed

A special Immigrant Visa was granted to Ahmad Jawed Mones of Dallas, as an act of appreciation from the government and a step to keep him safe.


Fort Worth Fire Department Considered One Of Best In Nation

An insurance risk assessment firm gave the Fort Worth Fire Department the highest ranking in public protection.


Day Of Service Honors Legacy Of MLK In North Texas

Families and strangers joined forces to help strangers in need on this national day of service.


Police Reveal Fears In National Survey

Officers said they’re concerned about their personal safety after shootings and protests across the country.


Texas Superintendents Oppose New Grading System

About 60 superintendents met to discuss the state’s new grading system for school districts.


$800M Dallas Bond Election Could Be Delayed

In an unofficial vote, a majority of Dallas City Council members elected to sidestep a May referendum.


Irving Had Banner Year For Growth

Thousands of new jobs, $800 million in building construction and 600 new home permits has the City of Irving calling 2016 a banner year for expansion and growth.


Faith Johnson Takes Oath As Dallas County DA

Faith Johnson is fulfilling the term vacated by Susan Hawk.




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