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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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.


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Man Arrested For Soliciting Child Sex Was Texas Boy Scout Leader

The Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America confirmed Tuesday that a local adult troop leader is the same man currently facing charges of seeking sex with a child.

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Dallas Independent School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa poses for a photo at Alex W. Spence Middle Learning Center as part of the HP Digital Assist education grant competition kickoff on September 16, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Interim DISD Superintendent Talks About What’s Next

“I’m willing to stay as long as it takes, to be ready for the next leader, being me, probably not, whoever, but we’ll let it play out,” says Hinojosa.


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Bumpy Start For Dallas DART Streetcar

It’s been a bumpy start for the connection to work and play if you’re going to North Oak Cliff from downtown.


Volunteers feeding residents and other volunteers during cleanup efforts in Van Friday.
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Five Days After Van Tornado Neighbors Help Neighbors In New Ways

Volunteers like Laura Darcy are feeding anyone who would appreciate a meal during the massive cleanup of the small town.


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Families Of SUV/Apartment Crash Victims Searching For Answers

Families identify victims but have no idea why they were in that SUV.


Dade Middle School

Mom Says Daughter’s Dallas Middle School Is “In Total Chaos”

LaShundra Meadows says she reached her breaking point after police pepper-sprayed students at Dade Middle School.


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PD: No FBI Warning Of Threat Before Garland Shooting

Garland Police say they had no advance warnings that could have prevented the May 3 shootings outside Culwell Center, where a Muhammed art cartoon contest was being held.




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