WRAL-TV Anchor David Crabtree was inducted into the Silver Circle during the regional Mid South EMMY Award presentation held in Nashville, Tennessee January 31, 2015 . The Silver Circle recognizes those who’ve made a significant contribution to broadcasting and have worked in TV at least 25 years.
In his acceptance speech for the Silver Circle induction, Crabtree noted he has done “15,000 newscasts working at some phenomenal televisions stations, for the last 21 years at WRAL.” “Remember we are servants to our viewers. Absolute servants,” Crabtree told his fellow newscasters in the room. “Without them we don’t exist. So every day, I know it sounds so trite to some people, but it’s so true – giving them a reason to have hope, expose something, teach them something and remember that every day we do this, it’s a gift to us and such a privilege.”