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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Friend Of John Wiley Price Repeatedly “Can’t Recall” During Trial

Dallas art dealer Karen Manning took the stand Monday in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price, repeatedly saying “I don’t recall” when asked about her 17-year friendship with the controversial Dallas County Commissioner.


New Program Helping Families Struggling To Pay For Child Care

This operation subsidizes childcare for 10,000 people. That’s just for families earning less than $35,000 a year.


Bush Daughter Speaks At Planned Parenthood Event

Anti-abortion advocates protested outside the appearance of Barbara Pierce Bush.


The Ones To Know: Ann Williams

For decades, Ann Williams led a modern dance academy for minority children in the quest to expose them to dance as an art form.


John Wiley Price Corruption Trial Officially Underway

Thursday, lawyers with the U.S Attorneys Office read the 107-page indictment against Price and others.


Dallas County Schools Has $40 Million Less Than Anticipated

With close to 3,000 employees, including bus drivers and crossing guards, DCS operates on a $180 million annual budget.


Jury Selection In John Wiley Price Corruption Trial Begins Tuesday

Price is accused of accepting bribes from businesses wanting contracts with Dallas County.


Interim Dallas Police Chief Plans Crackdown On Gangs

Monday, the Dallas City Council Public Safety Committee received crime statistics for the beginning of the year.


Dallas ISD Considering Shutting Down Schools To Expand Learning Program

The Dallas Independent School District wants to expand an enhanced learning program to more campuses, but the district’s proposal for the expansion includes the closure of two campuses that serve some the district’s poorest children.


Dallas City Council Rejects $800M Bond Package

The Dallas City Council rejected a proposal to place a $800 million dollar bond package before voters in May.


Grand Prairie Police Release Dash Cam Footage Of K-9 Takedown

Grand Prairie Police released a video of a couple of their officers involved in a hostile situation with a suspect.


North Texas Students Tackle Racism

Racism was the topic Wednesday for high school students from all over North Texas on the SMU campus.




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