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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Irving construction (CBS11)

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.

01/03/2017

Governor Greg Abbott selected Faith Johnson from 11 candidates for the position left by out going DA Susan Hawk. (credit: CBS 11 )

Faith Johnson Takes Oath As Dallas County DA

Faith Johnson is fulfilling the term vacated by Susan Hawk.

01/02/2017

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Reward Offered After Woman Killed Trying To Raise Christmas $

According to police, April Vancleave was trying to sell some items online to raise money for Christmas. An online buyer stood her up and she was shot and killed after returning to her apartment.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2016

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.

11/08/2016

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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

Howdy y'all! (credit: State Fair of Texas/Instagram)

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

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