WBTV's Steve Crump sits down to talk about his leave of absence

WBTV's Steve Crump talks about why he's taking a leave of absence

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - You may have noticed that you haven't seen veteran reporter Steve Crump on WBTV News lately - and you won't for a while. He is facing a health challenge that showed up recently.

For nearly 40 years Crump has been telling you stories from around the world and into every corner of the Carolinas, covering both the big picture and small.

He started as a political science major and always had an interest in politics. That, along with his "gift of gab," translated to great success in the news industry.

He's taught us about history and the Civil Rights Movement, often giving voice to the voiceless.

The awards he's accumulated for his work could fill a room.

Crump sat down with anchor Jamie Boll this weekend to talk about this new challenge, his wife and hero, and his eagerness to get back on the air to do what he loves.

Watch the interview above to hear his story in his own words.

In the meantime, we at WBTV are going to respect he and his wife's privacy while keeping them both in our prayers.

And we know our viewers and our friends will do the same.

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