Steve Pickett

stevepickett 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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Raises For DISD Non-Teaching Employees Depends On Voters

Dallas ISD voters must approve a tax hike to finance the raises. Dallas ISD Trustees are expected to convene in August to approve a Tax Referendum Election.


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Dog Inside Stolen Truck Reunited With Owner After Chase

A police chase that started in Grand Prairie on Friday morning ended with the suspect being caught in Corinth, and a dog being reunited with her owner.


Irving Police Release Dramatic Body Cam Video Of Officer Motorcycle Struck

The Irving Police Department released a body camera recording from a veteran officer, in hopes the images will lead drivers to use caution and safety when driving near police traffic stops.


Area School Districts Looking To Hire Hundreds Of Bus Drivers

The start of school is still more than one month away, but some important positions need to be filled.


Crime Darkening Deep Ellum’s Public Safety Image

With the crowds that fill the bars and eateries along Commerce, Elm, Main and Good Latimer Streets, violent assaults, gunfire and property crimes have also arrived.


Windsurf Bay Park In Garland Closed For July Fourth Holiday

The holiday shutdown is a one-day action, aimed at avoiding massive overcrowding of the park.


Outdoor Job Fair For Those Who Can Take The Heat

The companies are offering jobs that typically place workers in outdoor conditions. Hence the name – “Some Like It Hot” Job Fair.


Illegal Immigrant Families Arrive In Downtown Dallas

Buses arriving from Brownsville and Laredo Wednesday included adult passengers wearing something you can’t see— ankle straps that monitor their movement.


Dallas Students Get Juneteenth History Lesson

Tuesday in Dallas, school children walked through a long-held exhibition, gazing at photographs of men and women who were the descendants of those slaves freed 153 years ago.


Man Killed In Apparent Parking Spot Dispute

According to police reports, a driver exchanged words with William Booker. As Booker rode away, the suspect followed.


Church Apologizes For Saying Islamism, Judaism Are Dangerous Isms

The Greenville Avenue Church of Christ has a 40-year history in Richardson.


Dallas Working On New Plan For More Affordable Housing

As more and more people move to North Texas, access to affordable housing gets tougher and tougher.