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Steve Crump

Steve Crump

2020

A broadcaster and filmmaker, he has won many awards in more than 35 years at WBTV in Charlotte, where he is known as the conscience of the newsroom and is a mentor to other reporters and managed to do a number of projects for KET. He has produced more than 20 documentaries, several with national PBS distribution. He explored the Black experience in the South with largely self-funded documentaries such as the award-winning “Forgotten at the Finish Line,” about Black jockeys, which won a 2002 Eclipse Award. The National Association of Black Journalists named him reporter of the year in medium-sized markets, and he won an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio and Television Digital News Association for a project he managed for the NPR station in Charlotte connected to social capital. A native of Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood, he graduated Eastern Kentucky University in 1980 and worked for Lexington’s WKYT and several other news stations around the country before joining WBTV. He has also won several regional Emmy awards and served as a freelance correspondent for Black Entertainment Television.