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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


Sponge Gun

Dallas Police Introduce “Sponge Gun”

The new weapon is designed to stop someone, not kill them.


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Work Moves Forward On Shutting Down Tent City

The City of Dallas is dismantling Tent City under I-45 near downtown.


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Violent Night Shines Light On Dallas Crime Struggles

Four separate shootings in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas late Sunday night left one person dead and others injured. Chief David Brown of the Dallas PD pointed to the violence as an example of the volatile nature of crime in the city.


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Execution Stay Issued For Father Who Murdered His Daughters

The Dallas man facing execution for the murder of his two daughters, received a legal reprieve from a U.S. Court of Appeals Wednesday.


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Dallas Police Targeting Highest Crime Areas

Dallas Police are focusing on arresting people and seizing weapons and drugs in the city’s highest crime areas.




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