When Deidra Dukes is not reporting the big story from the field, you can watch her anchor the weekend editions of FOX 5 News at 6 p.m., 10 p.m and 11 p.m.
A member of the FOX 5 family since 2005, Deidra, a California native, earned her B.A. in Communications at Chico State (Go Wildcats!). She got her first big break in television as an anchor-reporter in Fresno and Redding. From the sunny West Coast, she headed east to do general assignment reporting at Pittsburgh's WPXI-TV. Three years later, Atlanta viewers first saw Deidra reporting for cross-town rival WSB-TV. She made the leap to FOX 5 News in 2005.
Every television station needs reporters who can handle any type of story. From criminal cases to City Hall to the just plain unpredictable, Deidra goes the extra mile for every assignment! She is most proud of her contributions to coverage of metro Atlanta's biggest stories, such as the Fulton County Courthouse shootings.
Since moving to Atlanta, Deidra has involved herself in a number of community programs, working closely with groups such as the Junior League of Atlanta, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, and as an adviser to the American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Program. Deidra and her son make their home in south Fulton County.
A deputy has been charged with murder after a 26-year-old man was found dead on Sunday.
The family of a husband and father who was brutally murdered three years ago is desperate for an arrest in the case.
An argument on a Union City film production set turned dangerous when shots were fired, police said.
Police describe the suspect as a man driving an older model maroon Volvo with no tag.
The state attorney general, governor and environmental regulators filed a legal motion last week calling on a judge to halt the sterilizing processes at the Becton Dickinson plant in Covington.
A Henry County family is threatening legal action after a Hampton High School football player was left paralyzed from injuries he received during a football game on August 29.
A firefighter is behind bars after being arrested on arson charges in Bartow County.
A traffic stop turned dangerous for an officer after he was dragged on the ground by a fleeing suspect.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate an officer-involved shooting involving Drug Enforcement Administration agents in northwest Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.
A verdict could come soon in the trial of a former police officer charged with the murder of an Air Force veteran in DeKalb County.