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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Record Number Of Flu Patients Visit Parkland

Parkland Health & Hospital System is urging Dallas residents to come in no matter if they have money or coverage.


Opposition Grows Against Gov. Abbott In MLK Parade

Protestors are calling for Governor Greg Abbott to removed as Grand Marshal of the MLK Parade in Arlington next week.


Arlington’s Upcoming MLK Parade Drawing Praise & Protest

The controversy is about the Honorary Grand Marshal, Governor Greg Abbott.


Dallas Schools Have Crossing Guard Problem

The program that provides school safety guards who escort children across busy streets is not a local school district service.


Holiday Travel In Full Swing At DFW Airport

An estimated 180,000 to 190,000 travelers daily will come through DFW over the next week. The busiest day of the travel period happens on January 2, according to airport officials.


Neighbors Nervous After Burglary, Officer-Involved Shooting

Carolyn and Lauren Vinita are reluctant to return to their house. “I won’t go back until the blood is cleaned up,” Carolyn said while sitting next to her adult daughter inside a relatives residence.


Long-Serving North Texas Hospital Shutting Down

Baylor’s Garland Medical Center will cease hospital operations in February.


Big Changes In Security At Argyle ISD In 5 Years Since Sandy Hook Massacre

Once you walk into Argyle High, a school staffer must provide clearance for all visitors, while sitting behind a sliding security glass. The added layer of campus access is part of a school district security plan that also includes loaded handguns.


Witnesses To Shooting Testify In Former Officer’s Trial

Witness after witness said during Ken Johnson’s trial they saw the former Farmers Branch police officer shoot his gun at a car with two teenagers inside.


Dallas Assistant District Attorney Loses Job For Berating Uber Driver

A 26-year-old Uber driver says prosecutor Jody Warner hit him, verbally belittled him, and threatened him during the ride he was providing to her.

CBS 11–11/13/2017

Local Woman Warns Others About TripAdvisor

Recent published news reports confirmed there have been at least two more sex assaults of tourists at the same resort after Love’s 2010 attack.

CBS 11–11/09/2017

Voters Put The Brakes On Dallas County Schools

Now, eight Dallas area school districts must figure out what to do without the bus agency known as Dallas County Schools.

CBS 11–11/08/2017



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