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.
Cities nationwide are canceling big Fourth of July gatherings and events due to the coronavirus outbreak, but fireworks retailers say that's sparked a big increase in sales.
Gov. Brian Kemp will visit several Georgia cities to encourage citizens to wear masks, and practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
South Fulton police are now equipped with new technology that Chief Keith Meadows says benefit his officers and the community.
Police believe the suspect is familiar with his victim because he told her "It's me" before assaulting her.
Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts defended his officer's actions after a video of that officer holding several teens at gunpoint sparked outrage and calls for police reform.
The Clayton County Police Department is at the center of controversy after one of its officers pulled a gun on a group of teens. It happened in Jonesboro Monday. Video of the incident has gone viral, but police say it doesn't tell the whole story.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says his office is looking at three possible charges against the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks as they review evidence in the case: murder, felony murder and voluntary manslaughter.
The South Fulton Police Department has released surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with a violent armed robbery at an AT&T store on Cascade Road.
Yolanda Lawrence thought she was coming down with a cold when she started feeling sick back in March. "I just remember not feeling well, being tired, having headaches."
Craig Waters went to Underground Atlanta during Friday night's protests to check on the damage there and was nearly killed by an angry mob.