Deidra Dukes

Deidra Dukes


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.

The latest from Deidra Dukes


Teen wounded in DeKalb County apartment shooting

Stunned residents gathered near the scene of a DeKalb County apartment complex that left a 19-year-old male wounded. DeKalb County detectives worked into the evening on Wednesday collecting evidence.


Community activist involved in police altercation now asking city leaders to review case

Marcus Coleman is now calling on South Fulton city leaders to review the handling of the investigation into his confrontation with South Fulton Police Cpl. Solomon Muhammad earlier this year after Police Chief Keith Meadows gave Solomon a three-day suspension without pay and ordered him to undergo de-escalation and sensitivity training. 


South Fulton Police to launch new ATV unit

South Fulton Police are cracking down on the illegal use of ATVs and other off-road vehicles. FOX 5 got the first look at the type of all terrain vehicles that will soon be deployed as part of the department's new ATV unit.