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

  Reporter’s reflections with Steve Crump: Heartbreak in my beloved hometown of Louisville

  Steve Crump reflects on moments in the United States Capitol rotunda

  Remembering Congressman John Lewis and his visit to Rock Hill

  The Charlotte Observer apologizes for past use of the N-word

  A Juneteenth perspective, from WBTV’s Steve Crump

  Five years later, a reporter reflects on covering the Mother Emanuel AME shooting tragedy

  Brother remembers five years after sister killed in shooting at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C.

  Symbols of the confederacy being erased across the south as protests reignite pushes for removal

  Race and reality: Still much to learn more than 25 years since the Susan Smith trial

  Pastor, former police chief offer local perspective on George Floyd protests

  WBTV’s Steve Crump speaks on coronavirus testing and dealing with cancer

  Still waiting, minority-owned businesses continue to seek federal relief

  Reporter’s Notebook: Observations of a postponed Kentucky Derby

  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