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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Lake Ridge Elementary in Cedar Hill (CBS11)

Cedar Hill 3rd Grader Questioned By Police

Cedar Hill Police detectives working a case, questioned a possible witness at her school. That possible witness is 8-years-old.

CBS 11–09/16/2016

Chacey Poynter is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of her husband Robert, who was a University Park fire captain. (Rockwall County Sheriff's office)

Affidavit Released In Firefighter’s Death

Chacey Poynter remains jailed on a half million-dollar bond in the killing of her husband, University Park fire captain, Bob Poynter.

CBS 11–09/13/2016

Aledo-Funeral

Cause Of Death Determined For Aledo High School Basketball Player

Members of the Aledo High Basketball team led the way. Making a path for the casket of a teammate they admired.

CBS 11–09/09/2016

Homeless cottages at Hickory Creek in Dallas.

Homelessness Ends With A Home – Hickory Crossing Opens

Homelessness ends with a home. That’s what you have here- new homes for people who’ve spent months and years living under bridges.

CBS 11–09/08/2016

Anthony Robinson

Former Lead Investigator In Dallas Co. DA’s Office Admits To Taking Bribe

Anthony Robinson used his position for profit.

06/29/2016

Maleeha Usman (CBS11)

Muslim Woman Extends Hand To LGBTQ Community

Maleeha Usman wanted to do something, so she posted to Facebook about how she felt about the Orlando tragedy.

06/13/2016

Addison veterans clinic (CBS11)

Newly-Opened Military Clinic Helps North Texas Veterans

Hundreds of veterans and their families can receive free treatment at this new center in Addison.

06/08/2016

property taxes (CBS11)

Dallas County Commission Discusses Lowering Tax Rate

Judge Clay Jenkins wants to soften the blow. But school districts and county commissioners aren’t buying.

06/07/2016

LaQuantis Davis (Image via Dallas Co. Sheriff's Office)

Lake Highlands Football Player Arrested For Sexual Assault Of A Child

According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old LaQuantis Davis was arrested on May 6 for sexual assault of a child.

05/19/2016

Judge Eric Moye received added security following the death of an attorney in his case.

Judge Receives Added Security After Lawyer’s Death

The death of a high-profile attorney has at least one judge concerned about his safety. District Judge Eric Moye received added courthouse security Monday.

05/15/2016

Tent City (CBS11)

Commission Being Set Up for Dallas Homeless

Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings announced the formation of a commission to find a long-term housing plan for thousands of homeless.

05/09/2016

Blackjack Pizza (Steve Pickett - CBS11)

Dallas Family-Owned Pizza Parlor Forced To Change Name Or Be Sued

The Joneses received a letter last month from a Colorado-based corporation. The company owns the name “Blackjack Pizza.”

05/02/2016

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