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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Richardson ISD Unveils Program To Improve Student Achievement

The Richardson Independent School District unveiled an education enhancement program to improve an academic deficit problem it faces.


Fast-Paced Game Offering Long-Lasting Lessons For Dallas Students

Futsal is giving kids at Stockard Middle School a chance to visit Disney World to represent Dallas.


Dallas ISD Students Discuss School Safety And Guns

 Teenagers made sure their voices were heard today at a Dallas Independent School District forum on guns and school safety.


Nearly 2 Dozen Homes Flooded Near Rockwall Lake

The overflow from the lake has inundated sections of the Lake Estates Neighborhood.


Flower Mound Marcus HS Student Arrested For Bringing Gun To School

A Flower Mound Marcus High School student was arrested Thursday after he was caught with a handgun. 


Buzz For Super Bowl Ads Reaches Fever Pitch

Throughout the nation, people chimed in on social media sites, emailed friends and debated with co-workers about the blitz of million dollar TV ads that have become as eye catching as the game for some.


National Gay Rights Group Says Amazon Should Avoid DFW For Next Headquarters

Those connected to Dallas’ business and gay community say Dallas is not anti-gay.


Dallas Gymnastics Program Operator Starts Campaign Against Abuse

The CEO of ASI Gymnastics believes the sex crimes committed by Larry Nassar are emblematic of a wider problem.


DISD Board To Vote On 4 School Closures

Carr Elementary, Edison Middle, Ray Elementary and Titche Elementary all carry four consecutive year distinctions of poor performance based on state standards.


Flu Fears Close Jesuit College Prep

Jesuit Prep closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The campus reported 100 students absent from school Monday.


Female Rowers File Civil Lawsuit Against SMU

The eight women claim SMU violated Title IX rules, requiring equal treatment for men and women in college athletic programs based on the school’s investment in coaching, training and medical oversight.


Bribery Allegations Shake Up Dallas County Political Race

Republicans vying for outgoing County Commissioner Mike Cantrell’s seat are embroiled in accusations of illegal money offers.


Kids Left Out In Cold After Some School Bus Drivers Don’t Make It To Work

Cedar Hill ISD didn’t want a repeat of what happened on Tuesday, so on Wednesday they delayed the start of school a couple of hours.


Dr. King’s Dream Alive In Dallas

The Dallas MLK Parade is part of three-day series of faith based and community activism events. 


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

Denton Uses Old Fashioned Paper Ballots … Sort Of

Denton County voters will now have their individual ballot printed and the votes cast on paper.

CBS 11–11/07/2017

Many Say Dallas Neighborhoods Still Defined By Race And Income

Concentrated poverty and segregation are at crisis levels in Dallas. “That’s why we need to educate our political leaders,” that’s what Mike Koprowski believes.

CBS 11–11/03/2017

The Long Awaited Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge Finally Opens!

A concrete connection bridging bike riders, dog walkers, public transit commuters, exercisers and Dallas shoppers… high above busy Mockingbird Lane.

CBS 11–11/02/2017

Dallas Citizens Voice Their Opinion On Confederate Monuments

There is a plan for street name changes, and what to do with this memorial, but that plan didn’t stop Dallas citizens from offering their pointed views to the Mayor and Council.

CBS 11–11/01/2017

Mom And Son Attend School Together “I Want To Learn English. 100 Percent English.”

There’s a different kind of parent involvement happening inside Julius Dorsey Elementary School in southeast Dallas. The moms and dads are the students in one classroom.

CBS 11–10/31/2017

McKinney Pool Party Video Used In A McKinney High School Classroom

A criminal justice teacher was using the video as a learning opportunity for students, but did not fully consider the sensitivity of the issue, knowing one or more students in the video attend McKinney High School.

CBS 11–10/30/2017

Thousands Turn Out For “You’re Hired Job Fest” In Dallas

Companies such as FedEx, UPS, Amazon and DART partnered with Workforce Solutions and put a combined 4,000 local jobs on the table.

CBS 11–10/26/2017

DISD Considers A New Homeless Shelter For Students In Need

Virtually every campus in Dallas ISD enrolls children living in shelters, hotels or on the streets.

CBS 11–10/25/2017

Group Raises Money For AC Units For Seniors With Limited Income

The Dallas agency Senior Source initiated its “Beat the Heat” campaign by raising money to finance the purchase of air conditioning units for seniors with limited income.


Dallas ISD Pushes Back Against Charter Schools

Thirteen percent of DISD’s expected enrollment attends area public charter schools.


Promoter Seeks To Find Jobs For Oak Cliff Residents

Oak Cliff’s top business promoter has a new venture aimed at tackling the district’s largest economic challenge.


DISD Officer Off Duty After Taking Down 6th Grader

Mariana Benton returned to Piedmont Global Academy School Tuesday with her left arm in a black sling.


Commissioner John Wiley Price’s Fate In Hands Of Jury

The future for Dallas county’s longest serving elected official is now in hands of the jury.


FBI Part Of Investigation Into Dallas Outdoor Warning Siren System

Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax wants residents to know there won’t be a repeat of this weekend’s siren debacle.