WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBTV) - WBTV's Steve Crump was honored at the National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) Salute To Excellence Gala in Washington, DC Saturday night.
As released in April, WBTV reporter Steve Crump was recognized as NABJ's first Journalist of the Year Award recipient, specifically for his exceptional coverage of the tragic Mother Emmanuel Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.
"To be recognized as the first recipient in a newly-created category is simply amazing and humbling," said Crump. "It is recognition not to be taken lightly, because it comes from so many of my colleagues and peers in a profession I value deeply."
NABJ announced the finalists for this year's "Salute To Excellence Awards" earlier in the week and WBTV earned five nominations.
Crump was also nominated for "Selma's Golden Anniversary" (Public Affairs: Program), "Reflections of Bloody Sunday" (Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion), and "Remembering Charlie Sifford" (Sports).
WBTV earned station nominations for "Staying Power" (Feature: Short Form) and "Charlotte's Unsolved Terrorism" (Investigative).