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.
Jeannie Smithwick beat the odds, surviving a hit-and-run crash that nearly killed her. Months after the accident, she celebrated her birthday with family and friends. Smithwick had a message for that driver, who is still on the run. "I don't know how someone could just hit somebody and leave. I could never do that."
Residents react after drive-by shooting damages a home in DeKalb County.
Prosecutors in Clayton County believe they will be ready for trial in the case against an accused serial rapist by April.
Ten Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta tonight for the fifth debate.
Carrollton Police Deputy Chief Chris Dobbs shared body cam video from several Carrolton police officers who were dispersing a crowd when a brawl broke out in Adamson Square just before 2 a.m. Sunday.
Police are searching for three suspects who stole mail from hundreds of residents at a condo complex in Chamblee. Those residents now worry they may become victims of identity theft.
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.