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Steve Pickett

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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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Son Finds Mother Dead From Pit Bull Attack

A woman was found dead at her home in Kaufman on Monday afternoon, and police believe that pit bulls are responsible for the killing.

04/01/2014

Bruce Springsteen (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Fans Should Expect Tight Security For Final Four Concerts

The eyes of the college basketball world will be on North Texas in less than two weeks when Arlington hosts the men’s NCAA Final Four tournament games at AT&T Stadium.

CBS 11–03/24/2014

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The Home-Rule Debate Heating Up In DISD

Home-rule is a hot topic for those close to the Dallas Independent School District, with big opinions on both sides.

CBS 11–03/18/2014

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Kindergartners Learn To “Pay It Forward”

One man’s commitment to sharing kindness turned into a lesson today that could last a lifetime for some Irving students.

CBS 11–03/17/2014

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Kidney Recipient Gives Back On His Birthday

One North Texas child used his birthday to give gifts to others.

CBS 11–03/14/2014

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Affordable Care Act Not Working For North Texas Man

Lawrence Harrison says he signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but has not received the coverage he needs.

CBS 11–03/12/2014

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Crowley Girl Defies Doctor’s Odds, Takes First Steps

A little more than a year ago, a North Texas family sidestepped a local doctor’s prognosis and recommendation to amputate their child’s leg.

CBS 11–03/06/2014

SAT preparation books are seen on a shelf. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DISD Students Offered SAT Exam Free Of Charge

A DISD student admitted to CBS 11 News she was nervous about a new academic endeavor only experienced by one person she’s known. You see, the school district is offering her and thousands of other students the chance to take the SAT exam for free.

CBS 11–02/26/2014

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All-White Dallas Country Club Admits First Black Member

Founded in 1896, the Dallas County Club has never had an African-American member, until now.

CBS 11–02/14/2014

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

DISD May Expand Early Education Programs

Three-year-olds going to school in Dallas? It could happen if the Dallas Independent School District expands its early education programs by reworking closed and under-utilized campuses.

CBS 11–02/13/2014

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Imagine 2020 Program Aims To Boost DISD Achievement

The Dallas Independent School District is on a mission to improve student performance and it has a deadline.

CBS 11–02/10/2014

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Dallas Police Arrest Suspected Serial Rapist

Dallas Police have announced the arrest of a suspected serial rapist.

CBS 11–02/07/2014

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