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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Group Raises Money For AC Units For Seniors With Limited Income

The Dallas agency Senior Source initiated its “Beat the Heat” campaign by raising money to finance the purchase of air conditioning units for seniors with limited income.


Dallas ISD Pushes Back Against Charter Schools

Thirteen percent of DISD’s expected enrollment attends area public charter schools.


Promoter Seeks To Find Jobs For Oak Cliff Residents

Oak Cliff’s top business promoter has a new venture aimed at tackling the district’s largest economic challenge.


DISD Officer Off Duty After Taking Down 6th Grader

Mariana Benton returned to Piedmont Global Academy School Tuesday with her left arm in a black sling.


Commissioner John Wiley Price’s Fate In Hands Of Jury

The future for Dallas county’s longest serving elected official is now in hands of the jury.


FBI Part Of Investigation Into Dallas Outdoor Warning Siren System

Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax wants residents to know there won’t be a repeat of this weekend’s siren debacle.


Lawyers For John Wiley Price Call For Mistrial

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price may the person facing criminal charges, but on Tuesday, it was government lawyers facing cross-examination over their conduct.


NE Dallas Shopping Center Labeled ‘Crime Enabler’

Sixty-six drug related arrests, two robberies, seven aggravated assaults are part of a two-year tally of criminal conduct at Bent Creek Shopping Center.


Mount Pleasant Reeling After Fatal Bus Crash

Angelica Beard adored her twin daughters, and helped support her husband’s youngsters from a previous marriage.


SMU Offers Degree In Making Video Games

Designing video games is a multi-billion dollar business.


Father Talks Of Pride In Daughter Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

Last Friday night, Rachel Spelman was with friends in the Uptown area. She was walking home as the bars and restaurants closed. Police said the driver of a dark car slammed into her while she attempted to cross the street.


Conservation Efforts Underway For Historic Black Cemetery In McKinney

Headstones etched with names and dates reaching back to 1830 peek from the soil at Ross Cemetery in McKinney.




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