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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African American Success Initiative Targets 35,000 Students

Coordinator for the African American Success Initiative (AASI, Jamila Thomas has a mission from the Dallas School District that targets 35,000 students.


Uncollected trash sits on a street. (credit: Carlo Hermann/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas Has Plan To Deal With Illegal Dumping

Dallas has 62 illegal dumping sites in mostly Southern parts of the city.


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Syrian National: “We’re Running From The Same Terror”

Kalo is guiding a tour of Dallas’ small Syrian refugee community, and the little girl is his first introduction.


The Tin Room is a popular bar located at 2514 Hudnall Street in Dallas. (credit: CBS11 News)

Two Men Attacked After “Light Up Oak Lawn” March

Another night of violence in the Oak Lawn area after a march done in the name of safety.


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Erykah Badu Premieres New Show In Dallas

Grammy winner Erykah Badu premieres her one-woman show.


Antonio Cochran, alleged killer of Zoe Hastings (CBS11)

New Details On Hastings’ Alleged Killer

Last year, Antonio Cochran was charged with aggravated sexual assault in Texarkana, but a jury acquitted him of the charge in January.


DISD Renovations

Employees Say Renovations In DISD School Create Dangerous Environment

They’re afraid to speak out, so a community activist is doing it for them.


Former Dallas Co. DA Craig Watkins (CBS11)

Former Dallas Co. DA Craig Watkins Weighs In On Hawk

Watkins believes Hawk’s challenges could hurt the the office itself.


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Rapper T.I. Makes Surprise Appearance At Dallas High School

On Monday afternoon, rapper T.I. shocked 450 students at Madison High School with a surprise appearance.


Amazing to see how big the TrinityRiver has become and how much water its moving - Tom Reihm, CBS 11

Damaging Spring Floods Still Affecting Lakeside Businesses

While Labor Day weekend celebrants prepare to soak up the end of summer at area North Texas lakes, there’s a hold up for businesses who depend upon the Trinity River.


Kennedale's Whitehead Cemetery (Ed Lowder - CBS11)

Kennedale Cemetery About To Get Much-Needed TLC

In a corner of Kennedale surrounded by new housing construction and development lies what was known in the 1850’s as the Whitehead Family Cemetery.


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Family, Activists React To Hutcheson Death Ruled Homicide

The medical examiner report cited the cause of death as a combination of illicit drug use, heart disease and stress generated from physical struggle and restraint.




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