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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Steve Thomas - tornado teacher (CBS11)

Waxahachie Teacher Survives Tornado, Offers Inspiring Life Lesson

Steve Thomas has a special presentation for the 8th graders. “I call it 12-26, the day a tornado hit,” Thomas tells his students.


Cedar Hill burglary (CBS11)

Thief Steals Gifts From Family’s Home

The Cedar Hill mother of two says everything changed Saturday afternoon when her son contacted her by phone. “He said the TV and the presents are gone, and he knew who took it, because he saw them.”


Mike Morath (CBS11)

Texas Education Commissioner Appointee Opens Up

“My job is to deliver outcome improvements,” says Mike Morath.



Leader Bringing Syrian Refugees To Dallas Speaks

IRC Dallas set in motion a plan to accept a family waiting for two years to resettle in America. The family of six is in Dallas now.


black students

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.


syrian in dallas

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.


Erykah Badu  (CBS11)

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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