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 coalition of faith leaders representing more than 1,000 churches across Georgia, gathered outside Home Depot in Decatur Tuesday, to formally launch a nationwide boycott of the home improvement giant.
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.
An arrest has been made in a South Fulton cold case murder from 2019.
Ruth Batchelor was out walking with her daughter around their apartment complex Sunday afternoon when she made the startling discovery.
The Paytons' Newnan home was reduced to rubble when an EF-4 tornado struck nearly two weeks ago. Now members of the community are helping them get back on their feet.
Kristie Dix was enjoying a day out with family at the park when things took a frightening turn. Her son wound up at the hospital.
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 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.
Marteisa Belt says she couldn't believe her daughter's school bus driver just pulled off, leaving her child behind, after the girl was injured while running to catch the school bus.
Gov. Brian Kemp changed the way Georgians vote with a stroke of a pen when he signed Senate Bill 202 into law last week.