Steve Crump

Steve Crump has been with Charlotte’s WBTV for nearly three decades. Along the way, he has won six regional Emmys, more than a dozen first place honors from the National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award and Sigma Delta Chi’s Mark of Excellence Award – among a slew of other professional honors.


Three of his 20 documentaries were honored during the Black Filmworks Festival of Film and Video: Exposures of a Movement,” which showcased the work of photographers covering the Civil-Rights Movement; “Airmen and Adversity,” about the Tuskegee Airmen; and “Southern Dials … Soulful Styles,” a history of black radio in the south since the 1940s.


Mr. Crump was raised in Louisville, Kentucky where he attended Catholic schools for 12 years and graduated from Trinity as one of only three African-American seniors in a class of 244. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., before becoming one of Lexington’s first black TV reporters at WKYT. Mr. Crump has also worked as an anchor, reporter and show host at stations in Orlando, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Detroit. He has served as a freelance correspondent for Black Entertainment Television (BET) and has worked as an independent documentary producer for Charlotte’s WTVI.


Over the year’s he’s been involved with Boys Scouts of America and The United Negro College Fund, and in 2013 he received the City of Charlotte’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Medallion, which honors a Charlottean who has worked to promote racial equality and social justice.