Charlotte honors local journalist, mayor proclaims April 22 as 'Steve Crump Day'

Updated: Apr. 23, 2017 at 3:43 PM EDT
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(Coleen Harry)
(Coleen Harry)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts signed a proclamation Saturday for Charlotteans to honor a local journalist.

On Saturday, Roberts proclaimed that April 22 will be "Steve Crump Day."

The proclamation says that WBTV's Steve Crump has worked in the city before Charlotte had professional sports teams, tall buildings or an outer belt.

"Whereas, when the city of Charlotte progressed, so did Crump, he has tackled story after story informing the community of what's going on," the proclamation stated.

Steve Crump started working for WBTV in 1984 as a general assignment reporter.

The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists held an event in uptown Charlotte Saturday celebrating Crump's journalism career, which spans 30 years of reporting in the Charlotte community.

The proclamation states "in Mr. Crump's more than 30 years of service, he has remained loyal, dedicated, and committed to WBTV, the City of Charlotte, and surrounding areas in finding the story no matter where it leads."

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