Steve Crump

Steve Crump

News Reporter

Charlotte, NC

Steve has been honored with several Regional Emmy Awards, Four National Headliner Awards, National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Humanitarian of the Year, and the National Council of Negro Women man of the year Charlotte Chapters.

Independent Documentary Producer for Charlotte Public Television WTVI. Honors include unsung hero Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

Independent Producer for WFAE Public radio winner of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Green Eyeshade, National Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award, Carolinas RTNDA Award, and national RTNDA Unity Award all for the community radio "Trust Matters".

Documentaries have been showcased by the Smithsonian and recognized by the Library of Congress and the Museum of Broadcast Communications, as well as several regional and national film festivals.

He's been recognized as "The Distinguished Achiever of the Year", Louisville Chestnut Street YMCA Black Achievers Program...also, "Man of the Year" from the National Council of Negro Women and "Humanitarian of the Year" from the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund, Charlotte chapters.

He started as a reporter/Anchor for WKYT-TV, Lexington, KY before moving onto becoming a Reporter/Anchor for WFTV-TV, Orlando, FL; Reporter/Anchor for WSAV-TV, Savannah, GA; Reporter/Host, public affairs program, WJBK, Detroit, MI; free-lance correspondent with Black Entertainment Television; independent documentary Producer for WTVI, Charlotte, NC


  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Eastern Kentucky University

Recent Articles by Steve

  Remembering WBT radio’s Ty Boyd

  Legendary radio host Ty Boyd remembered by friends, co-workers

  Remembering Bloody Sunday: 55 years later

  Charlotte Hornets honor the Greensboro Four during Black History Month

  Reporter’s notebook: Observations from the Charleston Presidential Debate

  Reporter’s Notebook: Reflecting on past election coverage ahead of S.C. Democratic debate

  Family frustrated by delay in murder trial

  Neighbors hold on to the past to save an old Charlotte church

  Ted Koppel of CBS Sunday Morning sits down with WBTV

  Civil Rights pioneer Dorothy Counts-Scoggins honored by students at Harding High

  Community concerned about struggling area in west Charlotte

  Uncovering Charlotte’s first documented lynching

  New lease on life for aging textile buildings

  Freedom Drive turnaround in full swing

  Excelsior Club may soon face date with destiny

  Steve Crump’s journey back to WBTV after battle with cancer

  Governor Cooper weighs in on RNC during Charlotte visit

  CMPD seeing benefits in new ad campaign designed to attract Hispanic officers.

  Remembering the life of Civil Rights leader James F. Wells

  Holding on to the Excelsior: Time and money will determine the outcome

  New health care initiative giving access to those who may be shut out

  A new addition designed to keep local lakes safer this summer

  Patrick Graham speaks to WBTV after being found not guilty on assault charges

  Charlotte Democrats divided over handling of Hepatitis A situation

  Hepatitis concerns brings new calls for county board of health

  Charlotteans caught in the middle, react to Supreme Court over immigration

  Charlotte refugee agencies seeing a drop in new immigration clients

  Charlotte immigrant business owners react to deportation policy

  WBTV reporter talks about the family experience of enduring suicide

Charlotte becoming a destination for minority businesses