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.
"It just happened so quick, gunshots were coming next once he lined up beside me." A driver says she is lucky to be alive after another driver shot up her car along Tara Blvd. in Jonesboro on Tuesday.
Jasmine Johnson fought back tears as she recounted the terrifying explosion that ripped through her apartment building. The explosion damaged dozens of units, leaving many homeless.
City Schools of Decatur staff will soon be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The district said it is still discussing the possibility of implementing similar a measure for eligibles students, but those plans are still in the discussion phase.
A hostage situation at a Smyrna apartment complex has been resolved and the hostage is safe, according to the Cobb County Police Department.
The two men charged in the murder of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner are due in court Tuesday for a hearing. The two men face 37 charges including murder and aggravated assault.
A student athlete at Champion Prep Academy in Atlanta died after an elevator in his student housing collapsed, pinning him between two floors.
The COVID-19 delta variant is more aggressive, more transmissible and health experts say, as numbers continue to climb at an alarming rate.
A billboard advertising a $10,000 reward has been put up in hopes of catching the killer of Carmen Lee. Investigators say the 25-year-old was shot and killed during a case of road rage along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Doraville.
The parents of Secoriea Turner met with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis Tuesday, according to their attorneys.
Northeast Georgia Health System Chief of Staff Dr. Deepak Aggarwal is urging all eligible Georgians to get vaccinated amid the spike in COVID cases at area hospitals in recent weeks.