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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Changes To Come For S. Garland High School’s Crest

South Garland High School wears its southern history proudly. But this school year brings a change.



Thieves Target Iraq Veteran’s Home Three Times

He survived attacks in Iraq, but a Forney Army vet keeps facing attack from thieves.


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Adult Expo Coming To Dallas, Women’s Group Upset About Location

Next weekend, sex and adult entertainment will take center stage at the Dallas Convention Center.



Woman Charged With Killing Her Newborn Allegedly Left Her In Toilet

Luz Granados Reyes worked her regular shift as a room attendant for the Hotel-Intercontinental in Addison last Saturday night.



Governor Abbott To Order National Guard To Carry Guns On Base

Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants guns in the hands of military personnel at military facilities statewide


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Woman Recalls Being Shot While Grocery Shopping In Dallas

A grocery store security guard hit by gunfire is credited with saving lives, after a violent robbery attempt turned into a shootout in Dallas.


Stanley Steemer Thief

Fired Carpet Cleaner Took Out More Than Dirt

Arlington Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who may have stolen jewelry from dozens of carpet cleaning customers.


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Oak Cliff Shop Sells Out Of Trump Piñatas

The Trump piñata didn’t start as a request. The Oak Cliff store owners believed customers would want to take a whack at Trump. So far, they’re sold out.


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Families At Mesquite Apartment Complex Finally Get A/C Back

Families paying rent at a Mesquite apartment community are finally getting what they pay for — air conditioning. Most residents at the Hillcrest Apartments agree the last week has been miserable.


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Robert E. Lee Statue Vandalized In Dallas Park

Could it be coincidence that the defacing of the sculpture occurred on the same day as the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of South Carolina’s state house?


Historic Wilson Apartment building

Owner Of Dallas Apartment Building Sues Future Neighbor

The Wilson is the mother of downtown living for Dallas. The owners say someone is trying to block out tenants.


Ft Worth outdoor warning siren

Ft. Worth Outdoor Warning Sirens Fail Wednesday; Repairs Underway

Wednesday, 38 of the city’s Outdoor Warning Sirens failed to sound off during testing.