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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The Long Awaited Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge Finally Opens!

A concrete connection bridging bike riders, dog walkers, public transit commuters, exercisers and Dallas shoppers… high above busy Mockingbird Lane.

CBS 11–11/02/2017

Dallas Citizens Voice Their Opinion On Confederate Monuments

There is a plan for street name changes, and what to do with this memorial, but that plan didn’t stop Dallas citizens from offering their pointed views to the Mayor and Council.

CBS 11–11/01/2017

Mom And Son Attend School Together “I Want To Learn English. 100 Percent English.”

There’s a different kind of parent involvement happening inside Julius Dorsey Elementary School in southeast Dallas. The moms and dads are the students in one classroom.

CBS 11–10/31/2017

McKinney Pool Party Video Used In A McKinney High School Classroom

A criminal justice teacher was using the video as a learning opportunity for students, but did not fully consider the sensitivity of the issue, knowing one or more students in the video attend McKinney High School.

CBS 11–10/30/2017

Thousands Turn Out For “You’re Hired Job Fest” In Dallas

Companies such as FedEx, UPS, Amazon and DART partnered with Workforce Solutions and put a combined 4,000 local jobs on the table.

CBS 11–10/26/2017

DISD Considers A New Homeless Shelter For Students In Need

Virtually every campus in Dallas ISD enrolls children living in shelters, hotels or on the streets.

CBS 11–10/25/2017

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.




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