Steven Dial

Steven Dial

Reporter

You know the kid that always got in trouble for talking too much, or always asking a lot of questions? Yea, that was me.

I grew up in Decatur, Georgia and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Claflin University, the first Historically Black College in South Carolina where I served as the SGA President.

My first reporting job was at WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina. At WLTX I won an Edward R. Murrow Award for my reporting on concussions in middle and high schools.

In 2015 I started working with First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida. There I covered the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump, the church shooting in Charleston, the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting and Hurricane Matthew.

In 2016 I won an Emmy for my reporting on coaching salaries and education.

Following Jacksonville, I was a reporter at KSHB in Kansas City, Missouri. While enjoying some great BBQ, I covered politics in Kansas and Missouri. I served as lead reporter during the Gov. Eric Greitens sex scandal and resignation. I also covered historic flood and multiple tornados.  

Mentoring is important to me. Since 2011 I have been a “big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters in multiple states.

I’m proud of my Atlanta roots and sports teams, my personal passion is covering politics. I’m a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  and the National Association of Black Journalists.

The latest from Steven Dial

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Third Texas special session set to end Tuesday with many bills still in limbo

Gov. Greg Abbott late in the session asked lawmakers to pass a bill mirroring his recent executive order prohibiting any entity from mandating proof of vaccination for employees and customers. There are two bills that would accomplish the governor’s ask. But as of right now, it’s not likely to pass.

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Texas House approves redistricting map largely favoring Republicans

The Texas House approved its proposal for state representation for the next ten years. It solidifies the Republican majority, adding districts with white voter majorities. But at least one North Texas Democrat secured a minor victory for his party in Dallas County.

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Gov. Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any 'entity in Texas'

“No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19,” Abbott wrote in his order.

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Jury finds bar partially responsible for 2017 Plano mass murder

Four years after Spencer Hight left a bar and shot and killed eight people at the home of his estranged wife, a Collin County jury found the bar partially liable in a civil trial. Records show his blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit. But it’s not clear if the lone survivor will see much or any of that money soon or in the future.