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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Heart Attack Prediction Tool Created By Dallas Researchers

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have unveiled a web page designed to “calculate” a person’s risk level for heart attack or stroke.


Top Students Selected For Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program

The Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program partners selected students with firms for real day-to-day job experience.


Man Accused Of Killing Dallas Officer Back In Jail

Adrian Breedlove, 25, was re-booked into the Dallas County Jail, pending the completion of a hearing regarding his original bond.


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.


North Texas Man Freed After Being Found Innocent In 2001 Killing

Quintin Alonzo wrapped his arms around an aunt, then his mother. He whispered “I love you Mom.”


Settlement Agreement Reached In McKinney ‘Pool Party’ Lawsuit

McKinney Mayor George Fuller accused a Dallas-based community activist of using political extortion rhetoric and threats and cancelled a planned meeting.


Dallas Mayor Gives ‘Grow South’ Effort B+

For years now, Mayor Mike Rawlings’ ‘Grow South Initiative’ worked to re-energize the city’s south side.


Mesquite Teen Graduates Less Than Year After Learning English

Mohammed Odeh’s journey put him on a path traveled by no student of Mesquite’s Poteet High School until now.


3-Year-Olds Taking Tests In Mesquite Pre-K Program

“They are learning a lot. My daughter Alexa is learning all the letters, numbers. She’s starting to write sentences,” parent Icela Gudino said.


Dallas ISD Campaign Encourages Students To Report Suspicious Behavior

Dallas ISD partnered with Herrera, along with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to emphasize a “See Say Do Something” campaign for students.


Byron Nelson Golf Tournament Settling Into New Southern Dallas Venue

The Trinity Forest Golf Club is preparing for its big debut Thursday.


Senator Cornyn Makes The Case For Prison Reform

Texas Senator John Cornyn says he has a smart crime plan that starts with support programs for prisoners.


Group Issues Safety Alert After Crime Spike In LGBTQ Community

A violent crime alert for visitors to and those who live in the Oak Lawn – Cedars area.


‘You’re Going To Die,’ Military Veteran Says Strip Club Security Guards Attacked Him

A young Dallas military veteran says men in security uniforms beat him, used racial slurs and attacked him for no reason.


Former Teacher Of The Year Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Mansfield ISD

A Mansfield ISD teacher filed a federal discrimination suit against the school district Tuesday.


DISD’s Secondary School Principal Of The Year Building Pride, Support

Danielle Petters uses pride, recognition and positive reinforcement to inspire students and teachers.


Arrests Made After Kidnapping Victim Had Finger Chopped Off By Alleged Supremacist Gang

Federal authorities say dozens of people associated with white supremacist gangs in Texas have been arrested on charges of drug trafficking and kidnapping.


Dallas To Build Memorial To Lynching Of Allen Brooks

A proper memorial will be built in the heart of downtown for a man who was lynched in 1910.


Dallas Leaders Delay Action On Confederate War Memorial

The city says it does not know what to do with the monument once it is removed from the site.


Attorney Says R Kelly Groomed Client For Sexual Cult, Knowingly Transmitted STD

The civil attorney for a 20-year old woman says the Dallas Police Department has interviewed his client in the gathering of evidence against R&B singer R Kelly.


Dallas Police Cracking Down On Street Racing In Oak Cliff

Dallas police added a little extra street safety attention in southwest Oak Cliff. They’re working to slow down drivers and catch potential street racers.


Affordable Housing Not Easy To Find For Moderate Income Families In North Texas

Leaders have come up with a potential solution through a community development program in South Dallas.


Dallas County Report Examines The Economics Of Black, White & Brown

“For every dollar a white person earns in Dallas, blacks earn 54 cents,” according to a newly released report about income in Dallas County. “Hispanics earn 58 cents.”


North Texans Reflect 50 Years After Assassination Of MLK

We get two perspectives on whether or not Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for racial equality is being met.


‘Why Are We Just Hearing About This?’ Midlothian Families Now Concerned About Water Quality

In November, the drinking water exceeded the maximum contaminate level for chlorite. The level was deemed a health concern, although not an immediate risk.


Ta Da! Three Booker T. Dancers Accepted Into Julliard

Jada German, Eleni Loving and Luke Qualls have danced their way into the prestigious Julliard School in New York.


‘Angry And Annoyed’: Notary Involved In Trump/Daniels Drama Speaks Out

The Secretary of State office has asked Erica Jackson to provide a response to the complaint within ten days.


Big Decision For Dallas ISD School Board On 2 Schools

Two schools are likely to close and students will have to move to other campuses.


Plan To Remove Oldest Confederate Memorial In Dallas In Limbo

The recommendation sets in motion an expected political battle centered around a 113-year-old monument — The Confederate War Memorial.